Application expert - medical research supercomputer systems
Sort on published: 2017-09-26
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.
Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab, www.scilifelab.se) is as a national infrastructure supporting advanced high-throughput life science research. SciLifeLab has in recent years launched initiatives around precision medicine, resulting in rapidly increasing data volumes and computing resources, with specific requirements on secure data handling.
We are now looking for a computer scientist or a technically skilled bioinformatics expert to handle technical challenges on the secure compute clusters at the national supercomputer center Uppmax (www.uppmax.uu.se), to enable high-impact medical research. The position is placed at the department of Cell and Molecular Biology (ICM) in Uppsala as part of the Bioinformatics Long-term Support team at NBIS/SciLifeLab (www.nbis.se), and you will thereby be tightly connected to several of the largest ongoing sequencing projects in Sweden. Your role will be to work with systems experts, application experts, and bioinformatics research scientists to identify and remove technical roadblocks and enable world-leading research.
Medical bioinformatics research requires a broad and dynamic range of software, and involves large data volumes. The work will include software and database installations, with specific workarounds to accommodate for smooth operations without direct Internet access. Our major system runs an OpenStack environment and currently holds 200 compute nodes and 6 PB storage space. The system is recently in build-up phase with a dozen of large projects being analyzed at the moment, but is expected to scale up to hundreds of users within the next 1-2 years.
We believe that you have a MSc in computer science or engineering (or have acquired equivalent technical skills through a PhD or working experience in a relevant field). Documented skills in software and database installation are required, and experience from large-scale compute environments is a merit. Ability to handle both English and Swedish as a working language is a requirement.
The position is for 2 years, starting as soon as possible.
For more information, please contact Björn Nystedt, joint head of facility, Bioinformatics Long-term Support, National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden at SciLifeLab, firstname.lastname@example.org, 018-471 44 13.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-10-10, UFV-PA 2017/2995.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
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
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/2995
Last application date: 2017-10-10