Uppsala University

Application deadline

August 6, 2021


SciLifeLab, Data Center

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.

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 webmaster to maintain and develop websites at SciLifeLab. This includes our official site www.scilifelab.se and other sites with scientific content, e.g. the national COVID-19 data portal (covid19dataportal.se). You will work with editors at the SciLifeLab Operations Office and technical staff at the SciLifeLab Data Centre and a dedicated IT support team. You are responsible for ensuring that content, which is primarily created by other colleagues within SciLifeLab, is presented in a good way. Therefore, you should have a good eye for web design and UI / UX, and work closely with SciLifeLab’s own communication team for graphic design. You are responsible for maintenance and system updates. The web is one of the main communication channels for SciLifeLab and it is important to be able to meet deadlines and tasks must sometimes be resolved at short notice.


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

  • Documented experience of WordPress
  • Documented experience in a support role in IT, preferably web management
  • Documented experience of web programming and database integration
  • Documented experience of Linux-based systems
  • Fluent Swedish and English


  • Experience with frameworks for static websites, e.g. Hugo
  • Interest in visualization in a web environment
  • Documented experience of version control systems, e.g. Git
  • 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

Other information

Personal suitability will strongly affect the recruitment for this position.

For further information about the position please contact: Johan Rung, johan.rung@scilifelab.uu.se.

Submit your application through Uppsala University’s recruitment system.

Type of employmentPermanent position
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentsnarast
SalaryIndividual salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100 %
CountyUppsala län
Reference numberUFV-PA 2021/2827
ContactCamilla Nilsson, 018-4710000
Union representativeSeko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Last application date06.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

Last updated: 2021-07-01

Content Responsible: David Gotthold(david.gotthold@scilifelab.se)