Postdoc scholarship in multiomics single cell bioinformatics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The workplace

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health (CBH) is one of the five schools of KTH and a strong constellation for research and education in the broader areas of health, environment, energy and materials.The School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health conducts research and education in areas that cover several global challenges. Among them are the need of sustainable energy, health and aging population, climate change, sustainable production and working life, food production and clean water.

Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab, ) is a national center for large-scale life science research with an advanced technological infrastructure. At SciLifeLab, multidisciplinary research is carried out based on DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis, proteomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics and system biology. The goal is to enable Swedish researchers to analyze genes, transcripts and proteins in different organisms in order to map molecular mechanisms related to health and the environment. Examples of thematic research areas that are currently being processed within SciLifeLab are clinical genomics/proteomics, cancer genome and the genomics of complex diseases as well as ecological and environmental genomics.

Project description

Our research is focused on spatial proteomics and cell biology. At the interface between bioimaging and proteomics are fundamental aspects of human cell biology systematically assessed at a single cell level using an antibody-based approach. The aim is to understand how human proteins are distributed in time and space, how variations and deviations in protein partitioning across scales can contribute to cellular function.

A part of our work is the creation of the Cell Atlas , part of the Human Protein Atlas project, where the subcellular localization of all human proteins is being determined.

This postdoc project has the aim to use bioinformatics and computational approaches to integrate multiomics data and model cellular function across scales (in time and space).



• A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline. This degree should be within bioinformatics or computation with a focus on proteomics, transcriptomics or single cell analysis.
• Proficiency in English, both in writing and speaking

Other skills:

• Proficiency in scientific writing.
• Proficiency in Swedish


Apply to this scholarship by e-mail to . You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than 2020-02-27. Mark your application with reference number C-2020-0320.

The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Research statement (max 2 pages)
  • Contact information for three references

Please observe that you apply for a scholarship, not an employment.

About the position/positions

Period: 2020-05-01 - 2022-04-30

Extent: Full-time

Amount of scholarship: 372 000 SEK/year (31 000 SEK/month)

Location: Stockholm (Campus Solna, Science for Life Laboratory)

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