Bioinformatican – with focus on Data Steward
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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
The department of Cell and Molecular Biology (ICM) is one of the most internationally diverse, scientifically broad, and eminent departments of biomolecular sciences in Europe. The research at ICM is divided into six main areas, covering everything from cell biology to molecular biophysics. You will be employed by ICM and you will at the same time be tied to the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) and Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab).
SciLifeLab is a national centre for molecular biosciences focusing on health and environmental research. The centre combines leading expertise with advanced knowledge in translational medicine and molecular biosciences. The goal of SciLifeLab also includes building a strong research community around itself through education and collaboration. SciLifeLab is a national resource run by Karolinska Institutet (KI), Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (KTH), Stockholm University and Uppsala University. SciLifeLab was founded in 2010 and currently has more than 400 employees at the various facilities and about 150 research groups. See http://www.scilifelab.se for further information.
NBIS is a distributed national research infrastructure with funding from Vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council), Knut & Alice Wallenberg Foundation, SciLifeLab and Swedish universities. The purpose of NBIS is to provide bioinformatics support and infrastructure to Life Science researchers. There are over 70 NBIS experts distributed around the country with expertise in DNA, RNA and protein analysis, systems biology, genome analysis, mass spectroscopy proteomics, and metabolomics. NBIS also has a group that is focused on supporting Swedish Life Science researchers according to the principles of Open Science and FAIR, in close collaboration with the SciLifeLab Data Centre. We are now looking for a Bioinformatican who will work as a Data Steward to further strengthen the data management competence in NBIS. More information about NBIS may be found at https://nbis.se/
We are looking for a person that wants to support Swedish Life Science research to manage and publish its research data in the best way possible. You will work with supporting research groups to make Data Management Plans, and to aid them to structure and publish the research data that they generate. An important part of the work is also to educate researchers in data management and relevant software tools.
The applicant shall have a master degree within the areas of Life Science, Information Technology, or Bioinformatics, or shall possess an equivalent or higher level of understanding within one or several of these areas acquired by other means. It is a requirement to be familiar with international repositories for deposition of Life Science data, and relevant data types and community standards. The applicant shall have knowledge about the principles of Open Science and FAIR.
The applicant should furthermore have
- A documented experience of teaching at the university level.
- Working knowledge of using UNIX/Linux.
The applicant shall have good interpersonal and communication skills, and be self-motivated. You should be service minded and able to adapt. You should also be quality conscious and result oriented. You should be able to communicate in English in both speech and writing. Emphasis will be put on personal suitability.
- Experience of applying Carpentries teaching methodology
- Experience of scripting in e.g. Bash, Python, or R, as well as version control using git.
- Experience of working with user support.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Permanent position, probationary period may be applied
Scope of employment: Full time [100 %]
Please submit your application by September 10th 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2210.
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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2210
Last application date: 2019-09-10
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