The Bioinformatics Long-term Support offers extensive bioinformatics support to a limited set of scientifically outstanding projects. This support has been enabled primarily by a generous grant from Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (KAW). The idea is simple: A senior bioinformatician will work in your project 500 hours for free! Hands-on involvement by the applying research group is strictly required to ensure efficient knowledge transfer. In addition to the regular projects, we also aim to grant support to some additional projects with a clear focus on data integration, which can be subject to more extensive systems development support.
The Long-term Support team has internationally competitive expert knowledge in large-scale omics data analyses. The staff are experts in genomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics, metagenomics, metabolomics, and single-cell transcriptomics, and our joint experience spans across many types of organisms and include both medical, ecological and evolutionary research. The staff currently comprise 20+ advanced applied bioinformaticians, many who have also experience in developing novel bioinformatics tools and methods. The coding skills ranges from experienced scripting to full software development. All staff are devoted full-time to bioinformatics support, and are not driving their own research careers.
The framework of the support model is:
The exact amount of time granted will be decided on a case-by-case basis. The Long-term Support staff will be fully integrated members of the research project during the time of the support, taking part in the scientific discussions and participating as co-authors of manuscripts according to normal contribution criteria. All work and analyses done will be fully available to the research group, including scripts and programs. Analysis tools and technical knowledge gain during the project will be made immediately public (ie before publication) unless otherwise agreed upon.
Successful applications should fulfil the following main criteria
It is advantageous but not strictly required, that the scientist(s) assigned from the applicant’s side have some experience in working in a Unix/Linux environment and/or has some previous experience in scripting. Previous knowledge in bioinformatics is not a factor in the evaluation process.
In addition to the regular projects, we also aim to grant support to a few additional projects with a clear focus on data integration, which can be subject to more extensive systems development support. Beside scientific merits, these projects preferably
Applications can be submitted by filling out this form:
Applications will be reviewed 3 times a year. Coming deadlines can be found at the application submission form above. Projects not granted support, or projects with previous support granted but in need of further assistance, are welcome to re-apply.
For further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org