System administrator

Uppsala University

Application deadline

August 6, 2021

System administrator

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 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 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: medical and clinical genetics, clinical immunology, pathology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, radiation science and molecular tools. 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 in a number of educations at the Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology. The department has a yearly turnover of around SEK 450 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:

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 and the Data Driven Life Science (DDLS) research program. We have a national assignment and, for example, operate the Swedish national Covid-19 research data portal. We also work with issues about FAIR data, open science, and data driven life science, and in close collaboration with major national and international e-infrastructures. 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. Our major task now is to build a national framework for life science data – the DDLS data platform.

Job description: SciLifeLab Data Centre is looking for a motivated and knowledgeable Systems administrator to maintain the Data Centre software and hardware. This position includes management of our Kubernetes based service platform, and services that includes Nextcloud, Jira and Confluence. Although the focus of the position is server- and software management, interacting with software users is also required. The service platform hosts a number of scientific systems from SciLifeLab community. In this role, you will work in close interaction with a dedicated SciLifeLab IT-support team. In this role, you will build the foundations of the national DDLS data platform and have a central role in the network of life science data services linked to the platform.

Qualifications: This job requires a university degree in a relevant subject area. In addition is required.
– Documented experience on virtualization and/or container-based systems    
– Documented experience in bioinformatics and scientific programming
– Documented experience using systems for version control, e.g. Git
– Documented experience from working in Linux based environments
– Experience in a relevant programming language, e.g. Python
– Fluent in English

– Knowledge about hardware system architecture
– Knowledge about Kubernetes or other orchestration systems
– Knowledge about systems for authentication and identity management
– 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.

Starting date: as soon as possible.

Type of employment: Permanent position, probationary period may be applied.

Scope of employment: 100%

For further information about the position please contact:
Johan Rung,

Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentsnarast
SalaryIndividual salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CountyUppsala län
Reference numberUFV-PA 2021/2822
Union representativeSeko Universitetsklubben,
Last application date06.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

Last updated: 2021-07-01

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