Project Coordinator
Uppsala University

Project coordinator at NGI-Uppsala, SNP&SEQ

Published: 2021-07-01

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The SNP&SEQ Technology Platform (SNP&SEQ) at Uppsala University is one of the facilities within the National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI) hosted by the Genomics Platform at SciLifeLab. With its modern state-of-the-art instrumentation for SNP-genotyping and next generation sequencing (NGS), SNP&SEQ offers service to users within Swedish academia and industry, as well as to international users. SNP&SEQ is a multidisciplinary team with project coordinators, research engineers, bioinformaticians, system developers, system administrators, and researchers who work closely together to provide access to cutting-edge technologies for genomics research. Each year, more than 300 terabases of sequencing data are generated from more than 20,000 samples and over 25 billion genotypes are generated from more than 50,000 samples. For more information about SNP&SEQ, its staff and services, please visit:

The SNP&SEQ is part of the Department of Medical Sciences at Uppsala University, a large clinical department with approximately 250 persons employed and more than 300 persons affiliated with the University Hospital. More information about the department can be found here:

Would you like to work in a field with rapid development in technologies and applications? As a project coordinator at SNP&SEQ, you will be working side by side with researchers, research engineers, bioinformaticians and systems developers in a creative and dynamic atmosphere in one of the largest genomics facilities in Europe.

We are now recruiting a new member to join our team of project coordinators.

Your roles as Project coordinator: As a project coordinator, you are the point of contact to the users of our services. You participate in project planning meetings focusing on project design and guidance in selecting the optimal method and technology for a projects, demands on quality of the sample, and expectations on the project and final results. Throughout the project, you provide the user with information on project status, compile results reports and prepare the details for invoicing once the project is completed.

Working as a project coordinator is a continuous learning process involving reading literature, participating in seminars and conferences, interacting with researchers and other SciLifeLab facilities, to keep up with new methods and protocols that may be of interest for the user community and SNP&SEQ’s service portfolio. The project coordinators at SNP&SEQ work in close collaboration with the project coordinators at the other NGI nodes in Uppsala and Stockholm. Duties also involve giving lectures focused on sequencing technologies and applications at MSc- and PhD-level courses as well as presenting NGI’s portfolio at outreach events and seminars.

Qualification requirements:

  • PhD in molecular genetics, molecular biology or similar.
  • Experience from working with DNA and RNA.
  • Good knowledge of NGS technologies.
  • Very good knowledge of English in both speech and writing.
  • Good knowledge of Swedish in both speech and writing.
  • Ability to work in a structured and flexible manner and managing many parallel tasks.

We are looking for a person who is outgoing, responsible, takes initiative and is comfortable working both independently and in groups.  Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as a positive attitude towards service activities and a good ability to work in a team.

Desirable merits: In addition to the qualification requirements listed above, we are happy to see previous experience from one or more of the following areas:

  • Experience of working as a project coordinator within the fields of genetics, genomics or similar research focus.
  • Laboratory experience from library preparation for large-scale sequencing using Illumina instruments.
  • Documented experience from analysis of sequencing data from one or several NGS applications and technologies.
  • Experience from laboratory and/or bioinformatics work in single cell applications.
  • Experience from laboratory and/or bioinformatics work in large scale array-based SNP genotyping or methylation analysis.
  • Experience from laboratory and/or bioinformatics work for protein biomarker analysis using e.g. Olink assays.
  • Experience from work in an accredited organization.
  • Experience from work and documentation in a laboratory information management system (LIMS).
  • Experience and interest in organizing outreach activities such as seminars, webinars and workshops.
  • Experience from website management and design.

Salary: Individual salary setting.

Starting date: As soon as possible or by appointment.

Type of employment: Temporary employment 12 months

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position, please contact: Ulrika Liljedahl, head of facility, SNP&SEQ, or Jessica Nordlund, facility director, SNP&SEQ

Welcome with your application no later than 12 August, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2770.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Medical Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fast lön

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2770

Last application date: 2021-08-12

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