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.

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 – and currently has 17 member countries across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. INCH 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 world worldwide and catalyze insights into brain function in health and disease.

Key Functions:
We seek an Informatics administrator to join our team building a next-generation neuroinformatics platform. The ideal candidate will provide expertise in the integration, deployment and administration of critical mission and support systems. Duties will span development of a research infrastructure across around 80 clinical trial sites, coordination of systems, networks, facilities, and security assessments.

The candidate will be responsible the integration and administration of a neuroinformatics platform for clinical data collection and storage. The candidate will also coordinate, monitor and support a large-scale data federation employing Amazon services. The candidate will have experience in web services, cloud computing, data structures, database management and product architecture. They will cover all the aspects of the development including product design, client and server implementation, script writing, automation, deployment, and data monitoring.

Area of responsibilities/duties:

  • Perform a wide range of system development duties within the project
  • Oversee and maintain the neuroinformatics platform and anticipate future needs
  • Monitor, support and extend international federated data infrastructure based in Amazon cloud
  • Work with IT contractors and pro-actively monitor services provided by them
  • Perform development work and installation of new services


Education/Experience M.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and/or related technical discipline. 5+ years’ experience in a technical field. Alternatively, BS and 5 years of related experience or MS and 3 years of related experience or PhD and 1 year of related experience

Skills Required: Amazon Web Services (EC2,S3), iRODS, Java, Linked Data, Macintosh, Unix/Linux and Windows, SQL databases (Postgres, Oracle, MySQL, or others), and third-party applications development experience with Python and/or Java. Experience in one or more scripting languages (Python, PHP, Ruby, Perl, etc.) Skills Desired: Experience with large data sets/analysis, and scientific computing.

We are looking for a friendly, positive and service-oriented individual with the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. You are comfortable communicating with people from both business and IT (internal/external units). You are result oriented, take ownership for your actions and aim at delivering superior quality at all times. You are a fast learner and a problem solver with an optimistic approach to challenges. You are able to grasp complex systems/task. Additionally, the candidate needs excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.

Emphasis will be put on interpersonal skills, initiative personality and personal suitability.

Application process
The position is full-time, based at Karolinska Institute in Solna, Stockholm with a one-year contract and the possibility for prolongation.

Applications must be in English and should include:

• Cover letter and CV

• Contact information

Travel Statement *This position may require overnight travel up to 5% of the time and involve some irregular working hours due to collaboration in different time-zones.

Interviews will be conducted concurrently with the call for applications which will remain open until the position is filled. Please send your application as soon as possible via MyNetwork.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast
Salary Månadslön
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2218/2014
  • Sean Hill, Vetenskaplig direktör, 0046 (0) 85 24 57 092
  • Karin Buzzi-Donati, Administrativ chef, 0046 (0) 85 24 87 027
Union representative
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, 08-524 880 75
  • Caroline Ran, OFR, 08-524 870 62
  • Peter Århem, SACO, 08-524 869 03
Published 30.Jun.2014
Last application date 17.Aug.2014 11:59 PM CET

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