A postdoctoral fellowship within the field of Bioinformatics and systems medicine is available at the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences (BKV), Linköping University (LiU). The position entails collaborative work within an environment of doctoral and post-doctoral students, principal research engineers and experienced clinicians.
Wen Zhong is one of the first fellows in the SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) that has been recruited. Now she is looking to expand her research team at LiU.
What can this postdoctoral fellowship lead to?
"The rise of high throughput molecular technologies has shed lights on the development of next-generation molecular diagnostics and biomarkers for patient stratifications in the precision medicine era. There is an urgent need to develop new systematic tools to combine multi-omics data and link genotype to phenotype to expand our knowledge of complex traits of human diseases. In the project, the candidate will focus on the construction of multi-scale molecular health and disease network using both in-house and publicly available datasets and develop AI-based analytical infrastructures to inform precision medicine-based decision support.", Wen explains.
How is this fellowship connected to the SciLifelab-Wallenberg DDLS Postdoctoral Fellow program?
Wen Zhong shows an image connected to her research. Photo credit John Karlsson"The position is part of the SciLifelab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS). The DDLS program is a 12-year initiative funded with a total of 3.1 billion SEK (about 300 MEuro, 350 MUSD) from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. The purpose of the program is to recruit and train the next-generation of data-driven life scientists and to create globally leading computational and data science capabilities in life science in Sweden."
What is your role, Wen?
"With around ten years’ experience in data-driven precision medicine and systems biology, my research team mainly focus on the integration of multi-omics, the interplay between genetics and phenotypes, and the development of data-driven strategies/tools for precision medicine. As the team leader and passionate supervisor, I will be dedicated to developing the team members into high-level interdisciplinary experts in the domain field of data-driven precision medicine."
Who should apply?
"We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher who is dedicated to the field of data-driven precision medicine and systems biology. Documented experience with genetics, multi-omics analyses and systematic bioinformatics techniques is advantageous. Good programming skills (Python/R) and a solid training in data mining or machine learning are strongly preferred. We welcome a creative, self-motivated, and proactive team-player to join the research team."
Why is this fellowship important do you think?
"The SciLifeLab-Wallenberg DDLS National Program offers an unique opportunity for young researchers who are thrilled by the art of data-driven and computations in life science. Young fellows participating in the program will get systematic training and networking opportunities in SciLifeLab research school on data-driven life science. Also, the project will provide a variety of international and national collaborative research activities to develop the candidate as an independent academic citizen.", says Wen in conclusion.