1–3 Bioinformaticians with focus on Data Stewardship

Uppsala University

Application deadline

April 15, 2021

1–3 Bioinformaticians with focus on Data Stewardship

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around 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 units 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 ~100 NBIS experts distributed around the country with expertise in a wide variety of bioinformatics analysis, as well as in systems development. As the Swedish node in the European bioinformatics infrastructure network ELIXIR, NBIS is involved in several collaborative efforts to strengthen the pan-European bioinformatics infrastructure. Alongside the bioinformatics experts, the NBIS Data Management group that is focused on supporting Swedish Life Science researchers according to the principles of Open Science and FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable), in close collaboration with the SciLifeLab Data Centre. During the last year, we have grown from two to five parsons, and we are now looking for more Data Stewards to further strengthen the data management competence, with a certain focus on management on clinically related sensitive research data. More information about NBIS may be found at https://nbis.se/


We are looking for persons that want to support Swedish Life Science researchers so that they can manage and publish their research data in the best way possible. You will work with guiding research groups regarding Data Management Plans, and how they shall structure and publish the research data that they generate. An important part of the work is also to educate researchers in data management best practices. You are also expected to contribute to Research Data Management competence networking within Sweden, as well as in Data Management capability development efforts internationally in the ELIXIR network.


The applicant shall have a master’s 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.

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.

Additional qualifications:

  • Experience of working with clinical data
  • Experience of working with user support.
  • Experience of working in international collaborations or networks.
  • Experience of applying Carpentries teaching methodology

Additional information

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: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Further information about this position is available from Niclas Jareborg, +46 733 866 605, niclas.jareborg@nbis.se, and Bengt Persson, +46 704 250 230, bengt.persson@nbis.se.

Please submit your application by April 15, 2021, UFV-PA 2021/827.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Last updated: 2021-04-07

Content Responsible: David Gotthold(david.gotthold@scilifelab.se)