PhD position in Bioinformatics and Artificial intelligence

Chalmers University of Technology
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Job Description

Information about the division and the department

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg has about 200 employees and is the largest department of mathematics in Sweden. The department has three scientific divisions: Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and conducts successful research in pure and applied mathematics and mathematical statistics in a wide range of research areas. We have an international environment with frequent exchanges with other universities around the world. The department provides a friendly, creative, and supportive atmosphere with a steady flow of international guests. There are many committed teachers with extensive and broad experience in all aspects of higher education.

Our department continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all our activities. We work actively to be a parent-friendly organization.

Major responsibilities

You will be enrolled in a graduate program in Applied Mathematics or Bioscience depending on your background. You will also be part of the CARe – the Centre for Antibiotic Resistance Research in Gothenburg, an interdisciplinary excellence center connecting multiple universities and hospitals in the region. As a Ph.D. student, you are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form. In addition, the position will normally include 20 % departmental work, mostly teaching duties.

Your major responsibilities are to pursue your own doctoral studies. You are expected to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing. The position generally also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Read more about doctoral studies at Chalmers here.


Candidates for this position must have obtained an M.Sc. degree in bioinformatics, mathematical statistics, mathematics, computer science, physics, molecular biology, or any equivalent topic (obtained latest October 1, 2024). Previous experience in analysis of large-scale biological data is desirable.

Candidates should also have good computing and programming skills (e.g. Python and R), experience in the Linux/UNIX computer environment, and, preferably, previous experience in working with machine learning and/or artificial intelligence. Good presentation and communication skills in oral and written English are also required.

Contract terms

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We offer

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg.

Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with reference number 20240242 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, reference number)

  • CV
  • Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
  • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, ref.number)

1 page where you:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
  • Describe your future goals

Other documents:

  • Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
  • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete.

Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 2024-06-07

For questions, please contact:

Irina Pettersson

Umberto Picchini

Company Info.

Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology, situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a premier private research institution. Renowned for its expertise in engineering and science, Chalmers also boasts research and educational programs spanning shipping, architecture, and management. With a workforce of around 3,100 and a student body of 10,000, it stands as a dynamic hub of innovation and learning.

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