Project leader, Services and Support

Uppsala University

Application deadline

August 25, 2023

Project leader, Services and Support

Uppsala University, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology

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 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

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:

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SciLifeLab ( 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 new 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 Project Leader to work with activities focusing on maintenance and support of our data services. In your work as a project leader, you will work directly with services that support research data management, but also, for example, coordinating and planning processes for user support for data services in production, or with planning processes for the transition from development projects to maintenance. The work may also include leading and managing projects and activities in teams with engineers and developers in the development of data services for the area. You will work within the operational area in Data Centre for Services and Support. 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 is required:
–  Documented experience in leading and coordination projects, including planning, organisation and implementation of projects
–  Documented experience from working with data management, FAIR and Open Science
–  Documented experience in coordination and communication, as well as documentation of ongoing work
–  Documented experience from working with research data management support
–  Documented experience in system- or user administration, or systems for authentication and authorization
–  Documented experience in bioinformatics or life science research
–  Fluent in English

–  Knowledge or interest in biomedical research and infrastructure.
–  Knowledge about software systems used in the life science field
– 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.
–  Experience in training 
–  Experience from work regarding meta data management, data curation or work with semantic standards
–  Knowledge about health data or other sensitive data management, data access management, and clinical research 
–  Ability to communicate in Swedish
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, or Hanna Kultima,

Please submit your application by 25 August 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2603

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Last updated: 2023-06-28

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