Coordinator to the SciLifeLab site at Lund University
Faculty of Medicine, Dep. of Laboratory Medicine
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
Description of the workplace
SciLifeLab, Science for Life Laboratory, is a national research infrastructure for molecular life sciences and is one of the government’s major investments in research infrastructures in Sweden. SciLifeLab’s overall vision is to enable ground-breaking, multidisciplinary research that would otherwise not be possible in Sweden, and to promote that the research leads to societal utility. SciLifeLab consists of ten technology platforms with activities at eleven different universities across the country. Five of the platforms currently include activities at Lund University (LU), focusing on different areas, including genomics, structural biology, drug development and bioinformatics.
To increase SciLifeLab visibility and to emphasize its role as a national resource, the SciLifeLab board decided in 2021 to establish national sites at four universities outside the host universities in the capital region, one of these are located in Lund. The purpose of the SciLifeLab site is to constitute a coordinating umbrella unit, through which SciLifeLab associated and other nationally relevant research infrastructures in Lund can collaborate with leading research infrastructures across the country, as well as to increase knowledge about these for local and national researchers.
We are now looking for a driven, communicative and team-oriented coordinator who wants to play a key role in building LU’s SciLifeLab site, thereby further strengthening research infrastructures at LU as well as nationally. As a workplace, we protect a good working environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other.
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Jobba hos oss | Lunds universitet
Work duties and areas of responsibility
The role of the coordinator is key to establising the SciLifeLab site in Lund and is based on a close collaboration with the director. Locally, you will also work together with a IT/data manager who will be recruited to the site in 2023, as well as with the operative managers for the included research infrastructures. Nationally, you will collaborate with the other SciLifeLab sites in Sweden, with the technology platforms, and with the SciLifeLab Data Centre. Through this network, you will contribute to building a structure for improved collaboration between, and visibility of, infrastructures – both locally and nationally.
Another important part of the position is to create synergies between the site and SciLifeLab’s Data Driven Life Science (DDLS) program, a national flagship project, connected to which a large number of researchers will be affiliated to SciLifeLab in different profile areas.
Examples of tasks that will be included in the employment;
- Plan and organize and meetings and outreach activities with various stakeholders, e.g. local and national research infrastructures, researchers, students, as well as representatives of healthcare and industry.
- Identify and address possibilities for improved coordination between research infrastructures at the SciLifeLab site at LU (e.g. to harmonize working procedures, IT systems and presentation materials).
- Contribute to the establishment and implementation of a communication plan, e.g. concerning websites, various types of social media, newsletters, etc.
- Participate in planning and establishment of a site visitor’s office.
- Be responsible for, or assist in preparing, various types of applications and reports.
- Various administrative tasks, e.g. planning and preparations related to management and steering group meetings for the SciLifeLab site at LU.
Requirements for the position are:
- Adequate university degree (e.g. MSc or equivalent in natural sciences, biomedicine, medicine or technology)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Excellent communication and collaboration skills, and strong drive as well as ability to take initiative
Meritorious for the position are:
- Doctoral degree in an adequate field (e.g. in natural sciences, biomedicine, medicine or technology)
- Experience in working within a research infrastructure
- Experience in planning and organizing meetings
- Experience in project management
- Experience in writing reports and applications
- Very good oral and written communication skills in Swedish
This is a fulltime employment that is permanent. The desired start date is as soon as possible.