Expert in Data Handling in Neuroinfomatics

The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) is recruiting a highly skilled expert in wide-area data handling to support the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) and their usage of PDC's computational and storage resources.

PDC is the leading Swedish supercomputing center hosted by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. It operates state-of-the-art computational and storage resources for a variety of scientific application domains, including mechanics, computational chemistry, life sciences, climatology, and physics. Among these systems is the currently largest academic supercomputer of Sweden, Ekman, a 10.000 core capability system for climate and turbulence research with a theoretical peak performance of over 90 TF. 

Established in 2005 via the Global Science Forum of OECD, the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) has rapidly become a recognized force in neuroscience research for fostering worldwide collaboration, data sharing and standards/guidelines development. With its Secretariat at the Karolinska Institutet and Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, the INCF achieves global outreach through its national nodes in 14 member countries across North America, Europe and Asia.

The successful candidate will join PDC's support team and will work closely with INCF on a jointly-developed workplan to help optimize their usage of PDC systems and to establish a Nordic hub in INCF's global data network, linking it with other major sites to support INCF's efforts to foster worldwide federation and integration of neuroscience data. 


Candidates should have an academic education, ideally a Master's degree or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Neuroinformatics, or related field; and strong knowledge of distributed data handling technologies and tools, including parallel file systems, distributed databases, wide area file transfer, and service-oriented architectures.  Experience with Linux system administration as well as with supporting parallel and distributed applications, with a focus on data management, is desired. Some background knowledge of the biological sciences is important. Familiarity with neuroinformatics research is an asset, but not required.


Fixed term contract. The salary will be set according to the qualifications and experiences of the successful candidate.


Further information

Please contact Gert Svensson, +46-8-790 7884, gert at or  Erwin Laure, +46-8-790 6514, erwinl at for more information. 



Please consult the official KTH webpage for application details.

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