Sort on published: 2017-08-15
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University (http://www.igp.uu. se) has a broad research profile with several strong research groups focused on Genomics, Cancer and Molecular Diagnostics. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: Medical and Clinical Genetics, Immunology, Pathology, Tumor Biology and Vascular Biology. Parts of the organization are also integrated with the departments for Clinical Genetics, Immunology and Pathology-Cythology at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department provides a well-developed infrastructure for advanced molecular sciences, including access to front-line technology as well as core facilities for cell analyses, DNA sequencing and genotyping. The Department has a yearly turnover of around 340 million SEK with a staff of around 340 people, 120 of which are PhD-students.
Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab, is a Swedish national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is a joint effort between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University. SciLifeLab was established in 2010 and appointed a national center in 2013. Today, approximately 1,500 persons work at the center’s two sites in Stockholm and Uppsala.
IT coordinator Uppsala University and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is looking for a full time IT coordinator with placement at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology and the SciLifeLab Data Office. This is a one year position with possible extension. The start date is as soon as possible, or by appointment.
This coordinator will lead a survey and investigate how IT and systems services are provided to, and utilized by, the national service platforms in SciLifeLab. The goal is to define the future of central IT support in SciLifeLab, with a strategy for how to address the massively increasing amounts of research data produced and the needs from the service platforms for systems that ensure that Swedish researchers have access to the best services possible. The successful candidate will have a strong position to shape how IT services and systems support are integrated in Swedish life sciences research infrastructure in the future.
We are seeking a highly motivated person with experience and insight in the economic, legal and technical processes at a Swedish university for providing IT services. SciLifeLab is a complex infrastructure for life science with its service platforms located at a number of different universities, and now seeking to coordinate and streamline how IT services are provided for its own technical service platforms in order to simplify procedures and lower costs. This will eventually benefit all users of the service platforms.
The appointed person will work in the SciLifeLab Data Office, very closely with with central SciLifeLab administration, and administrative functions for IT, economy and legal services at, in particular, Uppsala University, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institute, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology. It will be of great importance to work with other Swedish infrastructures and e-infrastructures, such as the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS), Swedish University Computer Network (SUNET) and the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC.
This project will deliver an actionable report on systems and IT functions needed by SciLifeLab facilities now and in the near future, a detailed operations plan for a potential new coordinating support function for IT in SciLifeLab, and a wider, long term perspective IT strategy for SciLifeLab. The applicant is also expected to participate in collaborative efforts on IT services for life sciences research in Sweden and internationally, and build relationships with relevant commercial suppliers.
Applicants are required to have completed a university degree in a field related to the position. Further requirements are:
* Documented experience in producing investigate reports.
* Excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with colleagues in very diverse fields, and the ability to document work.
* Fluency in English.
Documented experience from an administrative position involving IT systems. Knowledge of university rules and guidelines for IT services, including personal data handling and IT security. Knowledge of university rules and guidelines for procurements, contracts, and interactions with commercial entities. Knowledge (or an interest in) life science research and infrastructure. Knowledge of hardware and software systems utilized in life. Applicants need to have strong work ethics and a strong interest in increasing the quality and impact of services to Swedish life science research. A high degree of importance will be given personal suitability for the position.
Salary: According to individual qualifications
Start date: as soon as possible or according to agreement
Form of employment: general temporary employment of no more then 12 months
Extent of employment: 100%
For information, please contact
Johan Rung (email@example.com, +46-18-4714656) or Ola Spjuth (firstname.lastname@example.org, +46-70-425 0628).
You are welcome to apply no later than September 30, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/2606.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/2606
Last application date: 2017-09-30