Project coordinator in comparative genetics and genomics
Uppsala University, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

Project coordinator in comparative genetics and genomics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

Job description: The successful applicant to the coordinator position will apply expertise in canine and human genetics as well as comparative genomics to help the Lindblad-Toh research-group run smoothly. Working within the Genomics unit of the Department for Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology, the applicant will help coordinate the group as well as its interaction with outside collaborators (SLU and world-wide) and stakeholders (including pet owners). This will include looking for funding opportunities, writing grants, write project reports, edit papers, track progress on ongoing projects, help students thrive and generally work closely with Professor Lindblad-Toh to ensure the success of the group. Some teaching may be included.

Additional work may include: Oversee improvement and frequent updates to the group’s webpage. Coordination with research groups at SLU on how to render the canine biobank more effective. Planning group meetings and guest invites. Planning for Principal investigators (PI) in conjunction with recruitments to solve needs of various kinds - immigration matters, housing, various interactions with authorities. Work on procurements and offers.

Required qualifications: The successful candidate will hold a PhD in the research area and be able to demonstrate expertise in the fields of genome-wide association studies and various types of next generation sequencing analysis. You should have documented experience of administrative work, good organizational and computer skills, structured work habits and an interest in continuously developing your own work.

We are looking for someone who can work independently as well as within the team to help coordinating projects and people within the group. Good interpersonal skills are required as the coordinator will help mentor and manage people. Excellent spoken and written English and Swedish is required. Excellent skills in problem solving, organisatorial matters - sees opportunities rather than problems.

Additional requirements: Experience with population scale and/or comparative genetic analyses are a bonus. Experience in project management is desirable. Knowledge of pet dogs is a plus.

Uppsala University finds that gender balance and diversity brings a higher quality to the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

The application must contain: Personal letter with a brief description of your research interest as well as a motivation for your application. CV including publication list, copies of relevant diplomas and grades as well as information about at least two reference persons and/or reference letters. A one-page description of current project(s) you are working on is also appreciated.

Pay: Individual salary.

Starting: The position is available from 11/1/2019 for a period of two years (start date is negotiable).

Type of employment: Temporary position.

Working hours: 100 % (or slightly less if requested).

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Kerstin Lindblad-Toh,

You are welcome to submit your application no later than October 14, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3023.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology

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

Pay: Individual

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/3023

Last application date: 2019-10-14

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