Research Advisor (Research Data manager), Core Facilities

Gothenburg University

Application deadline

May 2, 2023

Research Advisor (Research Data manager), Core Facilities

Ref PAR 2022/351

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The Core Facilities (CF) research infrastructure give access to advanced technical equipment and skilled expertise in several disciplines within the life science area, see Bioinformatics and Data Center (BDC) is one of CFs units which provides research support within statistical, and bioinformatics analyzes and gives specialized courses. BDC has a strong connection to the national infrastructure SciLifeLab is part of the Clinical Genomics platform which has the task of supporting clinical research and development as well as acting as a bridge between the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska university hospital. This platform is designed to support clinical research and development, assisting both researchers and clinical users with method development and implementation into routine care. For more information, see

BDC will now, with the financial support by SciLifeLab, expand its group with a research advisor with a focus on handling research data. The position will be shared between BDC and Gothenburg’s SciLifeLab site and thereby support activities from various disciplines including the recently established SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS) ( More than 400 group leaders, PhD students and postdocs will be part of the DDLS program, and they are expected to become advanced users of the services provided by the site.


Your overall role is understanding researchers’ needs for data generation, analysis and storage. You will oversee and enable the coordination between data generating and data analysis infrastructures as well as establish collaborations between them. These include the SciLifeLab Data Center (, the DDLS Data area nodes, Genomic Medicine Sweden ( and the local research infrastructures within Core Facilities and SciLifeLab, with the aim to strengthen both local and national research. Your will participate in outreach activities as well as create and drive new initiatives within data handling processes. Part of your work will consist of learning and staying updated about the different technologies available at the different research infrastructures.


You should have a PhD in relevant areas of Life Science or Information Technology. Competence within an area that the employer identifies as equivalent may also be considered.

  • You must be experienced in user-based services within the life science area.
  • You should be familiar with relevant data types and community standards.
  • You should be experienced with data management best practices, including the handling of personal data (GDPR) and principles of Open Science and FAIR.
  • You should have previous experience working in multidisciplinary environments.

Great emphasis is placed on personal suitability, good communication and interpersonal skills. Since we are working in a national/ international environment you should demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills in English. You should be self-motivated and service-minded as well as having a positive, result-oriented and problem-solving attitude.


The employment is a full-time (100%), permanent position, placed at Bioinformatics and Data Centre within the Core Facilities, Sahlgrenska Academy. A probationary employment period of 6 months may be applied. Starting date as agreed. 

Contact information for the post 

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Marcela Dávila, Head of Bioinformatics and Data Centre, tel +46 (0)31 786 9717, or Thomas Svensson, Manager, Support, Infrastructure and Training, NBIS, tel +46 (0)73-305 17 30,


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Applications must be received by: 2023-05-02

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

Last updated: 2023-04-11

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