Two postdoc positions in e-science

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

eSSENCE is a strategic collaborative research programme in e-science between three Swedish universities with a strong tradition of excellent e-science research: Uppsala University, Lund University and Umeå University. e-science promotes innovation in collaborative, computationally or data intensive research across all disciplines. In Uppsala, a number of projects are supported by the programme. Most of them are in computer simulation and data science in biology, chemistry, and physics. More information about eSSENCE is found at the homepage . eSSENCE is seeking two outstanding candidates at the postdoctoral level for e-science projects in systems biology and text recognition using techniques in scientific computing and machine learning.

New postdoc and researcher positions at Uppsala University

Six new postdoc and researcher positions are funded by eSSENCE in Uppsala in 2017-2018. The projects and the principal investigators are

The first project is data driven and a collaboration between Uppsala and Lund Universities. In the second project, machine learning will be used for semi-automatic interpretation of handwritten material in collaboration with the University Library. Computational methods will be applied to problems in developmental biology in the third project in a collaboration with Karolinska Institute. The Departments of Cell and Molecular Biology and Information Technology work together to improve functional network models in the fourth project. The multipole method will be implemeted on parallel computers in an industrial collaboration in the fifth project, Methods from statistical physics will be applied to electoral data from Stockholm city in the last project. New partnerships and new applications for eSSENCE are found in all projects.

Free Internet Courses on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics

The spring 2017 introductory course on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (7.5 ECTS credits; start January 16, 2017) given by Uppsala University is now open for late application.

The course, which is free of charge for EU/EAA-citizens, is suited for researchers who are interested to learn how complex chemical and biomedical processes can be investigated even down to their finest chemical details using informatics, and how this can be used for the development of novel drugs.

To receive further information please visit

On request of many previous participants we now also offer two additional courses:

I. Applied Structural Pharmaceutical Bioinformatis (5 ECTS credits; start January 16, 2017)
II. Applied Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics (5 ECTS credits; start April 3, 2017)

More information is available at .

To apply to the courses, please follow this link:

Full Professor in High Performance Computing at the Department of Computing Science @Umeå University

Umeå universitet, Teknisk-naturvetenskaplig fakultet

Umeå universitet satsar på kreativa miljöer för studier och arbete. Hos oss finns attraktiva utbildningar, världsledande forskning och utmärkta innovations- och samverkansmöjligheter. Fler än 4 300 medarbetare och 31 500 studenter har redan valt Umeå universitet. Välj oss du också.

Umeå Universitet välkomnar ansökningar till en befattning som professor i högprestandaberäkningar vid Institutionen för datavetenskap. Vi söker en stark akademisk ledare med en tydlig strategisk vision. Du ska komplettera befintlig kompetens och bygga nätverk och samarbeten med existerande starka forskningsmiljöer inom och utom universitet, delta i planering av forskningsprojekt samt aktivt söka medel för finansiering av forskning. Sista ansökningsdag är 2017-04-24.

1-2 Postdoctoral researcher positions in Computing Science with focus on resource management in Cloud and Edge computing (2 years)

The Department of Computing Science at Umeå University ( is seeking outstanding candidates for post-doctoral researcher positions in cloud computing and distributed systems.

The last date for application is 2016-10-31.

For more information and application:

eSSENCE in the media – UNT 2016-09-07

eSSENCE in the media

Per Lötstedt, Director of eSSENCE, was interviewed by the Uppsala newspaper, UNT. In an article entitled “The laboratory has moved into the computer” Per took the opportunity of introducing e-Science to the public and describing the eSSENCE research program.The article was published on September 7, 2016 (in Swedish).

If you have a subscription you can read the article here.

Postdoctoral researcher in Scientific Computing/Applied Cloud Computing

We are looking for a 2-year researcher/postdoc in Applied Cloud Computing to work on smart applications for scientific discovery:


Andreas Hellander
Associate Professor, Scientific Computing
Division of Scientific Computing
Department of Information Technology
Uppsala University

eSSENCE and SeRC researchers publish manuscript on “Recommendations on e-infrastructures for next-generation sequencing”


“Recommendations on e-infrastructures for next-generation sequencing”
O. Spjuth, E. Bongcam-Rudloff, J. Dahlberg, M. Dahlö, A. Kallio, L. Pireddu, F. Vezzi, and E. Korpelainen,
GigaScience, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-9, 2016.
DOI: 10.1186/s13742-016-0132-7


With ever-increasing amounts of data being produced by next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments, the requirements placed on supporting e-infrastructures have grown. In this work, we provide recommendations based on the collective experiences from participants in the EU COST Action SeqAhead for the tasks of data preprocessing, upstream processing, data delivery, and downstream analysis, as well as long-term storage and archiving. We cover demands on computational and storage resources, networks, software stacks, automation of analysis, education, and also discuss emerging trends in the field. E-infrastructures for NGS require substantial effort to set up and maintain over time, and with sequencing technologies and best practices for data analysis evolving rapidly it is important to prioritize both processing capacity and e-infrastructure flexibility when making strategic decisions to support the data analysis demands of tomorrow. Due to increasingly demanding technical requirements we recommend that e-infrastructure development and maintenance be handled by a professional service unit, be it internal or external to the organization, and emphasis should be placed on collaboration between researchers and IT professionals.

Bo Kågström appointed SIAM Fellow 2016

The citation for his nomination reads; “Bo Kågström is Professor of Numerical Analysis and Parallel Computing and Director of High Performance Computing Center North (HPC2N) at Umeå University. Kågström has 25 publications in SIAM books and journals. He was a corresponding editor of the SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications, was awarded the SIAM/SIAG Linear Algebra Prize in 2000, and has served on multiple SIAM prize committees, among other involvements. Kågström is being honored for contributions to the understanding of matrix pencils and for leadership within the European high performance computing community.”