Data engineer, Artificial Intelligence

Uppsala University

Application deadline

July 31, 2020

SciLifeLab is a national centre for molecular biosciences focusing on health and environmental research. The centre combines leading technical 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.

The successful candidate will be working at the SciLifeLab Data Centre, a central unit with responsibility for IT- and data management issues, serving the SciLifeLab technology platforms, their users and Swedish researchers in general. We have a national assignment and, for example, operates the Swedish national Covid-19 research data portal. We also work with issues about FAIR data, open science, and data driven life science. 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.

Job description

SciLifeLab Data Centre is looking for a motivated and knowledgeable Data Engineer with expertise in AI. You will work with systems for AI modelling and deployment of models, and interact with researchers and assist them with technical systems and infrastructure for AI modelling and model sharing. You will also work with standards for sharing of AI models, and contribute to the development of such standards through international collaborations. You will work integrated with a team of scientists, coordinators, data engineers and system developers at the core of SciLifeLab’s national research infrastructure.

During the first year, this position is tightly linked to the Swedish national Covid-19 data portal operated by the team,, in collaboration with European infrastructures (EMBL-EBI, ELIXIR and EOSC).


This job requires a university degree in a relevant subject area. In addition is required:

  • Documented experience from working in a Linux system environment.
  • Documented programming skills in Python, Ruby, Javascript or other high level languages.
  • Documented experience using systems for documentation and version control.
  • Fluency in English.


  • Experience from software containers and Kubernetes.
  • Experience from AI modelling with for example Tensorflow or PyTorch.
  • Experience from frameworks for web development.
    Knowledge or interest in biomedical research and infrastructure.
  • Ability to work both individually and in cooperation with personnel in widely different fields.
  • Drive and initiative to support and develop data driven life science in Sweden.

Personal suitability will strongly affect the recruitment for this position.


Salary: Individual salary.

Start date: as soon as possible

Form of employment: temporary position ending 31-12-2021.

Extent of employment: 100 %

For more information contact: Johan Rung,, 018-471 4475

Please submit your application by July 31 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2657.


Last updated: 2020-07-03

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