Neuroinformatics Scientist

We are looking for a scientist to complement our team and help serve the community. The ideal candidate will provide critical oversight and management of the development and deployment of large scale cloud-based infrastructure for neuroscience data management, analysis and integration.

Key function

The candidate will oversee the deployment of a range of cloud/HPC technologies for use in neuroscience applications. He/she will advise members of the international community about applying these technologies to their application areas. The candidate will also participate in the INCF Programs, including Digital Brain Atlasing, Ontologies of Neural Structures, Multiscale Modeling and Data Sharing. The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more neuroscience areas including electrophysiology, neural imaging, fMRI/MRI/DTI, computational modeling, bioinformatics, etc.

Required skills

Education/Experience: PhD or related experience in Neuroscience, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and/or related technical discipline.

Desired Skills:

  • Python, iRODS, map/reduce, bioinformatics, large-scale data management, advanced java, C++, analytics, linked data, big data and deep analytics. Windows and Unix/Linux, Databases (Oracle, MySQL, and others) and third-party applications
  • Experience in one or more scripting languages (Python, Ruby, Perl, etc.)
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in an agile, dynamic environment
  • Ability to manage project milestones and budgets
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
  • Experience with large data sets/analysis
  • Training or experience with distributed programming environments such as Hadoop/ MapReduce
  • Data mining
  • Web services

This position may require overnight travel up to 10% of the time and involve some irregular working hours due to collaboration in different time-zones.

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

Apply here!

The application should include:

  • A complete CV
  • Contact information
  • References

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

Applications should be received by the Secretariat latest June 30, 2013.

For further information about the role, please contact:
Karin Buzzi-Donato, Head of Administration
+46 8 524 870 27 

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