Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

The Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology at Uppsala University has a broad research profile with strong research groups focused on cancer, autoimmune and genetic diseases. A fundamental idea at the department is to stimulate translational research and thereby closer interactions between medical research and health care. Research is presently conducted in the following areas: cancer precision medicine, cancer immunotherapy, genomics and neurobiology, molecular tools and functional genomics, neuro-oncology and neurodegeneration and vascular biology. Department activities are also integrated with the units for Oncology, Clinical Genetics, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Pathology, and Hospital Physics at Akademiska sjukhuset, Uppsala. The department has teaching assignments in several education programmes, including Master Programmes, at the Faculty of Medicine, and at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 500 million, out of which more than half is made up of external funding. The staff amounts to approximately 345 employees, out of which 100 are PhD-students, and there are in total more than 700 affiliated people. Feel free to read more about the department's activities here: https://www.uu.se/en/staff/department/immunology-genetics-and-pathology

SciLifeLab (www.scilifelab.se) is a hub for life science research in Sweden and a collaboration between Swedish universities. Everyone at SciLifeLab is employed at one of the partner universities. Since 2013, SciLifeLab is assigned by the Swedish government to operate national infrastructure, to provide cutting-edge life science technologies and -expertise to Swedish researchers, and to be a top international centre for research in health- and environment sciences. SciLifeLab is also hosting a national pandemic laboratory preparedness program and a large research program for Data-Driven Life Sciences (DDLS), with eleven partner organisations.
The successful candidate will be working at the SciLifeLab Data Centre, a central unit within SciLifeLab with responsibility for IT- and data management issues, serving the SciLifeLab and the Data Driven Life Science (DDLS) research program.  We have a national assignment and operate a range of services for life science data and e-infrastructure.  We also work with issues about FAIR data and open science, and in close collaboration with major national and international partners. Working at the Data Centre, you will be at the core of Sweden’s top infrastructure for life sciences and have the opportunity to actively shape how state-of-the-art IT and data science are integrated in Swedish life science research, and help to maximize the scientific impact of the large amount of research data generated at SciLifeLab. You will work in a team with researchers, data engineers, data stewards and system developers in a rapidly growing, dynamic and progressive team with a leading role in Swedish data-driven life science. 

Job description:
SciLifeLab Data Centre is looking for a motivated and knowledgeable Open Source Software and AI Communities Project Coordinator. In your role, you will work with open source software communities, bridging research and open source communities, at the organisational, national, and international levels, coordinating, managing, and engaging them while furthering SciLifeLab's data driven life science goals. You are expected to interact with open source and research software communities and in turn provide outreach and training, develop guidance, and offer help desk support. You will monitor and explore AI approaches and tools within the open source software space, helping to map out how the Data Centre, the organisation, and wider community can leverage these resources in research workflows. The work will also include leading and managing special projects and activities in teams, for instance, that address open source software in combination with open science and FAIR efforts. You will report to the Head of Open Science but will also interact with other units and staff in your role. You are expected to share the group's vision of developing unique and high quality research data services and support for Swedish life science, driven by scientific needs, with a strength in IT and service management, and with open science and FAIR at the Centre.

This job requires a university degree in a relevant area. In addition, the following is required:
- Documented experience in leading and coordination projects, including planning, organisation and implementation of projects.
- Documented experience in coordination and communication of open source software communities, as well as documentation of ongoing work.
- Current awareness of the AI landscape along with familiarity with AI approaches and tools
- Documented experience working with data/software management support services.
- Background in the FAIR principles and assessment tools and approaches.
- Documented experience in bioinformatics or life science research.
- Fluent in English

- Knowledge or interest in open life sciences research and FAIR infrastructure
- Ability to work both individually and in cooperation with personnel in widely different fields
- Drive and initiative to develop and support data driven, FAIR, and open life science research in Sweden.
- Background in managing communities and providing outreach and training
- Experience with FAIR metadata, semantic tech, and interoperability approaches, tools, and systems
Personal suitability will strongly affect the recruitment for this position.

About the employment
The employment is a permanent position, probationary period may be applied. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Johan Rung, johan.rung@scilifelab.uu.se, Christopher Erdmann, christopher.erdmann@scilifelab.uu.se

Please submit your application by June 14th 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1818.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment snarast
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2024/1818
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 24.May.2024
Last application date 14.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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