Showing posts with label Academic Positions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Academic Positions. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Bioinformatician position in the Torben Heick Jensen lab., Aarhus University, Denmark

 


An academic personnel (AC-TAP) bioinformatician position is available in the laboratory of Torben Heick Jensen at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark.

The position is for 2 years with the possibility for extension. To apply, submit letter of motivation and CV before February 1st 2022. The position will be available as soon as possible thereafter.

Who you are
We are looking for a candidate with a masters or PhD degree in molecular biology or bioinformatics. The preferred candidate should have an interest in basic research in gene expression and RNA biology. The candidate will play a major role in designing and analyzing next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry experiments conducted by the research group. Over time, the candidate will partake in the conceptualization, development and critical evaluation of experimental strategies, including literature research, project management and the development of supportive computational tools. Since the candidate will collaborate closely with experimentalists in the laboratory, well-developed interaction and communication skills are critical. Candidates with experience in Unix, R, and other programming languages for analyzing high-throughput sequencing data will be preferred.

Who we are
The Jensen laboratory consists of a dynamic mix of experimental and computational biologists aiming to examine the production, turnover and possible functional impact of eukaryotic transcriptomes.

Department 
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Universitetsbyen 81, 8000 Aarhus c.

Contact
Professor Torben Heick Jensen, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, C.F. Møllers Alle, Bldg. 1130, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, Tel.: +45 6020 2705, e-mail: thj@mbg.au.dk  

 

Formalities and salary range

Salary and terms as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Unions.

Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

Deadline31 Jan

Expected start1 Mar

  • Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics - RNA Biology and InnovationC.F. Møllers Allé 38000 Aarhus C

  • Full-time positionID: 7704

APPLY

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Software Engineer

 


The Protein Function development team is a very dynamic and interdisciplinary team comprising talented and enthusiastic software engineers, bioinformaticians and scientists.  It develops the world leading Universal Protein Resource (UniProt), the Gene Ontology Annotation and Enzyme resources. The UniProt resource is one of the most internationally used protein databases serving a large and diverse research community in genomics, proteins and proteomics.

Proteins are the building blocks of life and knowing how they function in the cells of living organisms gives us an insight on their health and disease states. A Proteome is the set of proteins encoded by the genome of a certain organism. With knowledge in biology generated at an unprecedented accelerating pace, the number of protein sequences in the database has increased dramatically and computational approaches are needed more than ever for organising the protein space for all these organisms.

Your role

In this role you will analyse data, develop production software, create technical documents, take part in the daily Scrum meeting, as well as communicate with other teams at EMBL-EBI and/or with our international collaboration partners. Scalability will be an important feature of your clear, concise, well tested and documented code. You will also be interested in applying analytic engines and technical approaches to distributed processing of big data. The ability to work towards tight deadlines is essential.

We are looking for a Software engineer with a strong record in software development and interested in solving scientific questions related to Big data in biology. The successful candidate will be working in the organization of large data sets of proteins for thousands of organisms in the database. This is a challenging and central development which requires mathematical and statistical expertise as well as strong software development skills. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, development, test, document and maintenance of software for the proteomes production pipeline
  • Assist with the data analysis and data processing algorithms 
  • Support and maintain the resource production and service release
  • Engage and coordinate work with different teams in the organization
  • Assist with innovative programming and big data technologies
  • Assist with programming standards to promote best practices

Apply now

Closing date: 20 January 2022

You have

  • A degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Life Sciences or a related discipline 
  • At least 2 years of working experience in software using Java 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team-orientated environment
  • Familiarity with SQL and relational database design principles, Unix shell scripting 
  • Understanding of good coding practices and approaches (OOP, IoC, automated testing, clean code principles, code review) 
  • Familiar with standard development tools (continuous integration e.g. Jenkins, build management e.g. Maven, and source code management systems e.g. GIT, etc).

You might also have

  • Good understanding of Statistics, Graph theory, Probability theory
  • Experience working in bioinformatics and biological resource development would be an advantage

Why join us

Do something meaningful
At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, is a worldwide leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We provide the global research community with access to publicly available databases and tools which are crucial for the advancement of healthcare, food security, and biodiversity.

Join a culture of innovation
We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside other prominent research and biotech organisations, and surrounded by beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential. 

Enjoy lots of benefits:

  • Financial incentives: Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, pension scheme including 17% employer contribution, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover)
  • Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year, in addition to eight bank holidays
  • Relocation package including installation grant (if required)
  • Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, on-site library, subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities (on campus and remotely)
  • Family benefits: On-site nursery, 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances
  • Benefits for non-UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance.

For more details please see our employee benefits page.

Image of EMBL-EBI staff member at her desk
"Since my first day at EMBL-EBI, I have cherished how friendly, helpful and talented everyone is. I particularly like the lively exchange of knowledge on campus."
Anja Thormann, Software Developer, Variation team

What else you need to know

  • Contract duration: This position is a 3 year contract
  • International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions. Read more on our page for international applicants
  • Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL-EBI, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ and individuals from all nationalities. 
  • Job location: This role is based in Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. You will be required to relocate if you are based overseas and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you.
  • How to apply: To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system

Bioinformatician


 Are you creative, curious, and ambitious and like to tackle challenging biological data analysis problems?


We have an exciting opportunity for a bioinformatician interested in structural biological data and functional annotations to work within the Protein Data Bank in Europe Team (PDBe) at the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). In this role, you will integrate proteomics data from PRIDE data resource and structure information in the PDBe. You will also standardize post translational modification data in the PDB archive and update the PDBe and PDBe-KB data resources. 

The Protein Data Bank in Europe Team (PDBe; pdbe.org) is part of the worldwide Protein Data Bank organisation (wwPDB; wwpdb.org), which maintains the global archive of structural data on biomacromolecules - the PDB. The PDBe Team also maintains several databases that support deposition and advanced search services for structural biologists and the wider scientific community. PDBe team also maintains PDBe Knowledge Base (PDBe-KB) of functional annotations for PDB data and is involved in the development of the AlphaFold Protein Structure Database. You will be joining a team consisting of an international and inter-disciplinary mix of professionals including scientists, software engineers, and database engineers.

Your role

This is a scientific, technical role, reporting to the PDBe team leader. You will work on standardising post translational modification information within the PDB archive in collaboration with wwPDB partners. You will also work to update the PDBe and PDBe-KB web pages to display post-translational and proteomics data. Finally, you will also work to update the wwPDB deposition system to provide transparent mechanism to deposit cross-linking data to PRIDE data resource during structure deposition. 

Apply now

Closing date: 26 January 2022

You have

We are looking for a scientific programmer/bioinformatician with strong structural biology background and software engineering skills. You should be able to work both independently and in close collaboration with the PDBe team members. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent knowledge of English, are therefore required.

You should hold a PhD in Structural biology, Bioinformatics or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of work experience in Structural biology, Bioinformatics or related subjects. Strong knowledge of structural biology and excellent knowledge of Python and API frameworks is expected.

You should have:

  • A proven track record of data analysis using Python libraries
  • Experience in data visualisation
  • Proficiency in Python3+
  • Knowledge of standard data science procedures
  • Experience with programmatic access frameworks (e.g. FastAPI)

You might also have

It is an advantage if you have:

  • Experience in full-stack web development
  • Scientific publications on the field of protein/nucleic acid annotations
  • Experience with Apache Spark
  • Knowledge of front-end development with experience in HTML5, CSS3, JS/TS
  • Knowledge of and experience with JavaScript libraries (e.g. Angular.js, D3.js)
  • Experience in presenting scientific themes at conferences and/or workshops

Why join us

Do something meaningful
At EMBL-EBI you can apply your talent and passion to accelerate science and tackle some of humankind's greatest challenges. EMBL-EBI, part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, is a worldwide leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological datasets. We provide the global research community with access to publicly available databases and tools which are crucial for the advancement of healthcare, food security, and biodiversity.

Join a culture of innovation
We are located on the Wellcome Genome Campus, alongside other prominent research and biotech organisations, and surrounded by beautiful Cambridgeshire countryside. This is a highly collaborative and inclusive community where our employees enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued, supported and empowered to reach their professional potential. 

Enjoy lots of benefits:

  • Financial incentives: Monthly family, child and non-resident allowances, annual salary review, pension scheme including 17% employer contribution, death benefit, long-term care, accident-at-work and unemployment insurances
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Private medical insurance for you and your immediate family (including all prescriptions and generous dental & optical cover)
  • Generous time off: 30 days annual leave per year, in addition to eight bank holidays
  • Relocation package including installation grant (if required)
  • Campus life: Free shuttle bus to and from work, on-site library, subsidised on-site gym and cafeteria, casual dress code, extensive sports and social club activities (on campus and remotely)
  • Family benefits: On-site nursery, 10 days of child sick leave, generous parental leave, holiday clubs on campus and monthly family and child allowances
  • Benefits for non-UK residents: Visa exemption, education grant for private schooling, financial support to travel back to your home country every second year and a monthly non-resident allowance.

For more details please see our employee benefits page.

 

Image of EMBL-EBI staff member at her desk
"I often find myself involved with completely new tasks that require me to be dynamic and learn a whole new set of skills. You arrive here with a set of skills and knowledge, but you will probably leave having learned a lot more."
Mateus Patricio, Bioinformatician

What else you need to know

  • Contract duration: This position is a grant/project-limited fixed-term contract foreseen for a duration of 3 years or until  01/01/2025 (whichever is shortest).
  • International applicants: We recruit internationally and successful candidates are offered visa exemptions. Read more on our page for international applicants.
  • Diversity and inclusion: At EMBL-EBI, we strongly believe that inclusive and diverse teams benefit from higher levels of innovation and creative thought. We encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+ and individuals from all nationalities.
  • Job location: This role is based in Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK. You will be required to relocate if you are based overseas and you will receive a generous relocation package to support you. 
  • Your application: To apply please submit a cover letter and a CV through our online system. We aim to provide a response within two weeks after the closing date.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

 


NEXUS Personalized Health Technologies is an ETH Technology Platform created to enable and accelerate the execution of translational research projects by providing key technological resources, tools and collaboration opportunities for the personalized health research community. For our dynamic and international team at the Clinical Bioinformatics Unit in Zurich we are recruiting an experienced Senior Bioinformatics Analyst to commence immediately or by mutual agreement. 

Project background

From data to publication - our team enables researchers to access state-​of-the-art methods from bioinformatics, statistics, and software development to gain actionable insight into patient-​centric diagnosis, prognosis, and therapy. NEXUS collaborates with various academic institutions and hospitals, both national and international. Our projects are typically in a biomedical research setting, ranging from basic NGS analyses to clinical decision support and reporting. 

Job description

Your primary focus will be the independent project-specific analysis of diverse high-throughput data sets (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, or metagenomics).

Furthermore you will be also responsible for:

  • the development, testing, and benchmarking of new analysis pipelines, as well as the maintenance and extension of existing workflows
  • the discussion of analysis plans with and communication of the results to your collaborators
  • support of bioinformatics analysts on the team.

The part-time position is fixed term for one year with the prospect of renewal. We strive for a long-term employment relationship.

Your profile

You are passionate about clinical science and translational research and you have:

  • a MSc in bioinformatics or a related field,
  • extensive experience in biomedical research projects involving molecular data sets and in high-throughput genomics/transcriptomics data analysis,
  • solid programming skills in Python, knowledge of R, as well as experience with HPC and version control,
  • demonstrated experience in pipeline design or software development,
  • and excellent communication skills in English.
  • Familiarity with metagenomics, immunology, and statistics would be a plus.

We are looking for  a team player who is open to collaborative work, eager to learn and willing to contribute to an inclusive, high performing environment.

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Working, teaching and research at ETH ZurichLink icon

Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application with:

  • a cover letter (Please indicate the desired work pensum in your cover letter)
  • a CV
  • certificates

We exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about NEXUS can be found on our website. For further information regarding the position, please contact Dr. Nora Toussaint; toussaint@nexus.ethz.ch (no applications).

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOW - INTELLIGENT FAILURE PREVENTION FOR PHOTOVOLTAICS

 


INL is actively working to mitigate the risk of CoVid-19 and is promoting protection measures within our community with impact on the regular activities. Ongoing and new R&S processes may have changes during this exceptional period. Please check the details in the job vacancy to keep track on any updates.

 

Junior Research Fellow - Intelligent failure prevention for photovoltaics

 

Job Reference: Ref.06.21.32/1

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Group/Unit: Nanofabrication for Optoelectronic Applications (NOA)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Employment Type: Full time

Contract Duration18 months

 

Open Date for Applications: October 13th, 2021

Closing Date for Applications: November 10th, 2021, 23h00m (Lisbon Time)

 

Key words: #Failuremodes; #Imagerecognition; #Neuralnetworks; #Machinelearning; #Developer

 

Overview

The Nanofabrication for Optoeletronic Applications (NOA) Research Group is dedicated to interfacing the industry needs with the state-of-the art research and development in nanofabrication and optoelectronics. We are looking for a qualified Junior Fellow to join our team in developing an innovative solution for the management of photovoltaic parks under the project SMART-PV: Development of a platform for photovoltaic asset management via the intelligent failure prevention, with the code POCI-01-0247-FEDER-068919.

 

Job Duties

The job duties will be the following:

1.     Correlation of infrared imaging of photovoltaic modules with failures;

2.     Correlation of time-evolution of module electrical performance with infrared imaging;

3.     Creation of automatic mechanism capable of linking image recognition with known failure modes for solar modules

4.     Coordination with the industrial partners of the project;

5.     Reporting the project documentation including deliverables, reports and presentations.

 

Mandatory Qualifications

 

Education

  • Master Degree in Physics, Mechanical engineering, Electronics, Computational sciences and related areas

 

Technical Skills

  • Experience in programming languages as C++, Python;
  • Familiarity with AI algorithms such as classification and clustering;
  • Experience with AI frameworks such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, Scikit-learn.

 

Other Skills

  • Competence in the analysis of complex problems;
  • Competence in drone operator.

 

Personal Skills

  • “Hands-on” approach together with a high commitment in respecting working deadlines;
  • Problem Solving ability;
  • Customer orientation;
  • Ability to work independently and as team player;
  • Good communication skills.

 

Note: Candidates should not have a labour contract with INL during the 12 months before the application.

 

Our Benefits

  • Competitive salary;
  • Tax benefits and other Diplomatic privileges;
  • Private health insurance;
  • Family allowances (according to family situation);
  • Free nursery service at INL premises (subject to availability);
  • Support for education fees of dependent children;
  • Relocation support;
  • 30 working days of annual leave.

 

How to Apply

The application must be in English and include the following mandatory documents:

a)     Cover letter;

b)     Curriculum Vitae;

c)      Academic and/or Professional diplomas;

d)     Recognition of academic degrees (only academic degrees awarded by non-Portuguese higher education institutions)*.

 

* The selected candidate(s) with an academic degree granted by a non-Portuguese higher education institution must present, for hiring purposes, the certificate of recognition of that degree(s), issued by the Portuguese Directorate General for Higher Education or by a Portuguese Public Higher Education Institution. Please consult the website of the Portuguese Directorate General for Higher Education: https://www.dges.gov.pt/en.

 

At the application stage, the supporting document(s) mentioned in paragraph (d) [Recognition of academic degrees (only academic degrees awarded by non-Portuguese higher education institutions)], may be replaced by a Declaration of Honour (Template) from the candidate. In this case, the application of the candidate will be provisionally accepted provided that the following conditions shall be satisfied:

  1. The Declaration of Honour should state facts only prior to the application. If the information on the Declaration of Honour differs from the certificate of recognition submitted at stage of preparing the contract, only this last one is considered;
  2. The Certificate of Recognition issued by the competent Portuguese Authority is mandatory at the stage of preparing the contract;
  3. The Certificate of Recognition must match the information considered in the evaluation stage.

 

Online application instructions:

  1. The application is made online by clicking the “Apply” button below;
  2. The candidate must complete all required sections of the online application form;
  3. The candidate must submit the mandatory documents mentioned above in pdf format by including them in the “Additional files” section using the “Add portfolio” button.

 

Important note:

Incomplete applications including the failure to provide mandatory documents or providing inaccurate information will result in the application not being considered.

 

How the Selection Process works

A. Applications eligibility check

This stage will be carried out on the basis of the mandatory requirements, education, experience and technical skills defined for the job, as well as the validation of the mandatory documents. Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will move forward to the next stage.


B. CV Assessment

The Selection Committee will evaluate the eligible applications based on their CV and other submitted documents and the suitability for the position. The best ranked candidates will be shortlisted for the interview stage(s).


C. Interview(s)

The interview(s) may be done in different formats: video recordingonline or onsite.

The question based interview will evaluate the match between the candidate’s profile and the requirements for the position, including the technical and personal skills. To better support this stage, the candidate may be requested to prepare a short presentation.

 

D. Nomination

The selected candidate will be nominated and formally offered the position, including the disclosure of the contractual conditions. 

 

Additional Information

 

Application feedback

We highly value your interest in becoming part of the INL experience and it is important for us to maintain good communications with all candidates. No matter the outcome of your application, we will always provide you with feedback.

 

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

INL follows a non-discrimination and equal access principle, wherefore no candidate can be privileged, benefited, impaired or deprived of any rights whatsoever, or be exempt of and duties based on any possible discriminatory issues.

 

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.

 

 

About INL

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory – INL (http://www.inl.int), is the first and only Intergovernmental Organisation in the world entirely focused on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

It was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research, deploy and communicate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to be a recognised leading global nanotechnology innovation hub.