20 January 2019



(Paid opportunity)


PhD student position in bioinformatics in the reserach group of Åsa Johansson

A PhD student position is available for highly motivated individuals with interest in bioinformatics to join the laboratory of Associate Professor Åsa Johansson at Uppsala University, Dept. of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Åsa Johansson’s research group work with molecular epidemiology.

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Over the past decade, we have found thousands of genetic variants that influence or the risk of developing diseases and disorders such as obesity, myocardial infarction, and high blood pressure. However, the genetic variants that have been identified explain only a small part of the heritability behind our common diseases. Our research is interdisciplinary and includes the fields of genomics, epigenomics, proteomics and epidemiology. We work with population-based cohorts, and use large-scale methods for highthrough sequencing and measurements of different molecules (lipids, proteins, DNA methylation).

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Computer science
  • Computational biology
  • Biostatistics

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

Four years 

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The applicant should have MSc degree in a relevant area (e.g. Bioinformatics, Computer science, Computational biology, Biostatistics).
  • Documented practical experience of programming, and statistical and bioinformatics analyzes of genetic/genomic data is considered a strong merit.
  • Documented oral and written proficiency in English is required.
  • Good recommendations from previous supervisors / teachers is a requirement.


Opportunity Cost

(Paid opportunity)

  • According to local agreements for PhD students at Uppsala University.

How to Apply

First Step: 

The application should include:
1. CV
2. Copies of exams, degrees and grades,
3. Contact details of two references and/or letters(s) of recommendation.
4. Short description of the applicant and his/her experience motivation for applying.
5. If the applicant has published scientific papers, they can also be included.

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