Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för neurovetenskap, INCF

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\nunderstand the brain and positively impact the health and well being of society.

The INCF Secretariat is hiring a Scientific Funding Officer

Join the INCF Secretariat at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility is an OECD-launched international organization, which coordinates standards for neuroscience including an international collaborative research data infrastructure.  

The Secretariat is based at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden and we now seek a friendly, positive and service-oriented team-player to join our team as a Scientific Funding Officer.

The ideal candidate will possess expertise in international funding coordination and will lead in identifying and applying for funding to sustain INCF’s international coordination activities, as well as supporting its Nodes in gaining funding for their national activities. The role also involves supporting INCF’s seed funding award process. You will report to the INCF Executive Director.

Area of responsibilities/duties

  • Identify opportunities for funding to sustain international scientific coordination activities
  • After approval to proceed, lead the drafting and submission of applications for funding
  • Working with the INCF Financial Officer, prepare reports to funders related to awarded funding
  • Support the INCF Nodes and potential Nodes in gaining national-level support for their activities
  • Manage INCF’s seed funding process including the review procedure
  • Involvement in other aspects of INCF’s coordination activities, as required



MSc and 3 years of related experience or PhD and 2 years of related experience

2 years’ experience working in a role related to scientific funding, such as a Program Officer in a funding agency or working with international grants in a university Grants Office.


Experience in the international funding arena



Intimate knowledge of the competitive funding process, ideally from the perspectives of both an applicant and funding agency

Strong scientific background

Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Ability to work in an agile, dynamic environment, grasping complex systems/tasks.

Ability to manage project milestones and budgets

Comfortable and clear in communications with people from science and administration

A result- and service- oriented approach, taking ownership for actions

A focus on delivering quality solutions

Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English.


Background in neuroscientific research and/or funding

Evidence of taking initiative and developing novel solutions

A fast learner and a problem solver with an optimistic approach to challenges.

Emphasis will be put on expertise, interpersonal skills, and initiative.


Travel Statement

This position may require occasional overnight international travel and involve some irregular working hours due to collaboration in different time-zones.

The position is full-time, based at Karolinska Institute with a 12 month contract and the possibility for prolongation based on outcomes.  

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter explaining your motivation for applying for the position
  • A complete CV
  • Contact information
  • Contact details of at least 2 referees including at least one immediate supervisor


Selection and interviews are ongoing, so send your application and inquiries in English as soon as possible.

Applications should be received by the Secretariat on May 2, 2016 at latest.

Application process
The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-693/2016
  • Linda Lanyon, INCF Executive Director, , +46 8 524 869 19
  • Lotta Johansson, HR and Community Support Officer, +46 8 524 870 93
Union representative
  • Peter Århem, SACO, 46-8 524 869 03
  • Gunnar Stenberg, Seko, 08-524 880 75
  • Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-616 16 29
Published 12.Feb.2016
Last application date 02.May.2016 11:59 PM CET

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