Bioinformatics systems integrator

INCF is seeking to hire a Bioinformatics systems integrator to join our team for building a next-generation neuroinformatics platform.

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

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 and no later than 17th of August 2014.

Apply here!


Sean Hill, Scientific Director INCF, +46 8 524 870 92
Karin Buzzi-Donati, Head of INCF Administration, +46 8 524 870 27

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