Data steward

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 Steward to provide expertise on issues relating to data management and FAIR towards SciLifeLab’s data producing platforms. In your role, you will raise the quality, reproducibility and availability of SciLifeLab generated data. You will work with data from genomics, proteomics, microscopy, chemical biology and several other areas, and interact with researchers, engineers and bioinformaticians to develop methods and processes for, for example, FAIRification, data management plans, meta data handling, quality control, reproducibility and data publishing. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in national and international projects on research data management.

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 research service roles, preferably regarding research data, open science, or FAIR.
  • Documented skills in coordination and communication, and ability to document ongoing work.
  • Fluency in English and Swedish.


  • Experience from project management.
  • Experience from bioinformatics, in particular bioinformatic repositories and data standards.
  • Experience from programming and systems for documentation and version control.
  • 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: According to individual qualifications

Start date: as soon as possible

Form of employment: Permanent full-time position, probationary period may be applied.

Extent of employment: 100%

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

You are welcome to apply no later than July 31 2020. UFV-PA 2020/2655.


Last updated: 2020-07-03

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