Open Source Developer/Industrial Licentiate at SciLifeLab, Stockholm, Sweden
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of just over 15,000 first and second level students and more than 1,600 doctoral students. KTH has almost 4,300 employees.
The School of Biotechnology at the Royal Institute of Technology offers a curriculum that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of Biotechnology, integrating theoretical and applied science in undergraduate and graduate courses. The school has eight departments with about 250 employees, located at AlbaNova University Center and Science for Life Laboratory, Solna. The biotechnology research within the school is internationally well recognized.
SciLifeLab is a national resource center dedicated to large scale bioscientific research with focus on biomedicine, including genome and proteome profiling, bioimaging and bioinformatics. SciLifeLab Stockholm has been formed jointly by the three Stockholm universities, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Stockholm University (SU), and thus combines the profiles and strengths of these three institutions. Academic research as well as the Swedish health care system and the Swedish Life Science industry will benefit through active collaboration, access to advanced tools and active programs for knowledge transfer. The goal is to achieve critical mass for large-scale life sciences and translational medicine.
Our vision is to make SciLifeLab into a center for large-scale life sciences with an advanced technological infrastructure. The focus is on performing multidisciplinary research involving high throughput DNA sequencing, analysis of gene expression, protein profiling, cellular profiling, advanced bioinformatics, biostatistics and systems biology. SciLifeLab is aimed at enabling researchers to carry out extensive and comprehensive analysis of genes, transcripts and proteins in humans and relevant microbes, such as viruses and bacteria, and to cast light on the complex interplay between different molecular components in living cells, tissues and organs related to human diseases.
A licentiate position is available in the lab of Lukas Käll at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden in collaboration with Matrix Science Ltd, London, UK. The Käll lab develops machine learning methods and statistical techniques for interpreting high-throughput experiments. We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented open source developer to join our team. The project involves C++ development within Percolator (http://per-colator.com), a machine learning and statistics package for interpretation of shotgun proteomics data. There will be good opportunities to interact with other scientific projects within and outside SciLifeLab. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree in computer science, statistics, physics, or related field. Experience of C++ is required and interest in and experience with machine learning techniques, Unix and/or mass spectrometry is desirable.
Matrix Science develops software applications for mass spectrometry and proteomics. The company is headquartered in London, UK with offices in Boston, USA and Tokyo, Japan. Matrix Sciences lead product is MASCOT, a search engine for protein identification and characterization by matching mass spectrometry data against protein or nucleic acid sequence databases.
Contract type: Temporary position based on a two year contract.
Extent of employment: Fulltime. The starting date is negotiable.
Apply latest: 2013-02-01
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