The Department of Neuroscience includes several research groups working on different aspects of nervous system function, both under normal conditions and in various disease states. Research projects include a broad range of studies on the molecular and cellular levels, networks of neurons, and the organization of the nervous system as a whole. The Department has a flat organization with 40 research group leaders, of which 24 are full professors, and 65 PhD students.

Teaching represents a fundamental activity at the Department, which participates in several undergraduate courses and postgraduate education programs. Each year approximately 15 students receive their PhD from our Department and many of our graduates have gone onto distinguished careers in the academic or private sector.

The mission of INCF is to be an independent international facilitator catalyzing and coordinating the global development of neuroinformatics, and advancing training in the field. The goal of neuroinformatics is to integrate and analyze diverse data across scales, techniques, and species to
understand the brain and positively impact the health and well being of society.

Semantic Technology Specialist

The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) is an international organization launched in 2005, following a proposal from the Global Science Forum of the OECD to establish international coordination and collaborative informatics infrastructure for neuroscience – and currently has 17 member countries across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. INCF establishes and operates scientific programs to develop standards for neuroscience data sharing, analysis, modeling and simulation while coordinating an informatics infrastructure designed to enable the integration of neuroscience data and knowledge worldwide and catalyze insights into brain function in health and disease.

INCF, in collaboration with the Human Brain Project, is now seeking to immediately hire a Semantic Technology Specialist.

The primary objectives for this position are 1) to drive the development, curation and dissemination of the ontologies necessary for annotating and sharing neuroscience data and models, and 2) to develop and maintain the semantic wiki infrastructure necessary for disseminating these ontologies to the global community.

This position will work closely with the Human Brain Project, the INCF KnowledgeSpace working group, and the Neuroscience Information Framework

Required Skills:

  • Masters or PhD in the field of computer science knowledge engineering and/or neuroscience
  • Experience with semantic technologies and standards (RDF/RDFS, OWL, etc)
  • Experience developing and/or curating ontologies
  • Strong computer skills (Unix, Python, PHP, etc)
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Fluent written and spoken English

 What we offer:

  • An international organization working with leading neuroscientists worldwide
  • Exciting scientific and technology challenges
  • A young, dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and international working environment 

Applications should be marked “Semantic Technology Specialist” and include a complete CV with contact information for 3 references.

The position is full-time, based at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, with a 12 month contract and the possibility for prolongation for the right candidate.

Selection and interviews are ongoing, so apply in English as soon as possible via the link below.

Applications should be received no later than March 31th, 2014.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment ASAP
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-657/2014
  • Sean Hill, Scientific Director INCF, +46 8 524 870 92
  • Linda Lanyon, Executive Director INCF , +46 8 524 86919
Union representative
  • Karl Bodell, SACO, 08-524 83510
  • Caroline Ran, OFR, 08-524 870 62
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, 08-524 880 75
Published 01.Mar.2014
Last application date 31.Mar.2014 11:59 PM CEST

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