Coordinator to the SciLifeLab site at Lund University

Lund University
November 30, 2022
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Faculty of Medicine, Dep. of Laboratory Medicine

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace SciLifeLab, Science for Life Laboratory, is a national research infrastructure for molecular life sciences and is one of the government's major investments in research infrastructures in Sweden. SciLifeLab's overall vision is to enable ground-breaking, multidisciplinary research that would otherwise not be possible in Sweden, and to promote that the research leads to societal utility. SciLifeLab consists of ten technology platforms with activities at eleven different universities across the country. Five of the platforms currently include activities at Lund University (LU), focusing on different areas, including genomics, structural biology, drug development and bioinformatics.

To increase SciLifeLab visibility and to emphasize its role as a national resource, the SciLifeLab board decided in 2021 to establish national sites at four universities outside the host universities in the capital region, one of these are located in Lund. The purpose of the SciLifeLab site is to constitute a coordinating umbrella unit, through which SciLifeLab associated and other nationally relevant research infrastructures in Lund can collaborate with leading research infrastructures across the country, as well as to increase knowledge about these for local and national researchers.

We are now looking for a driven, communicative and team-oriented coordinator who wants to play a key role in building LU's SciLifeLab site, thereby further strengthening research infrastructures at LU as well as nationally. As a workplace, we protect a good working environment with respect and consideration in our relationships with each other.

We offer Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Jobba hos oss Lunds universitet

Work duties and areas of responsibility The role of the coordinator is key to establising the SciLifeLab site in Lund and is based on a close collaboration with the director. Locally, you will also work together with a IT/data manager who will be recruited to the site in 2023, as well as with the operative managers for the included research infrastructures. Nationally, you will collaborate with the other SciLifeLab sites in Sweden, with the technology platforms, and with the SciLifeLab Data Centre. Through this network, you will contribute to building a structure for improved collaboration between, and visibility of, infrastructures - both locally and nationally.

Another important part of the position is to create synergies between the site and SciLifeLab's Data Driven Life Science (DDLS) program, a national flagship project, connected to which a large number of researchers will be affiliated to SciLifeLab in different profile areas.

Examples of tasks that will be included in the employment;

  • Plan and organize and meetings and outreach activities with various stakeholders, e.g. local and national research infrastructures, researchers, students, as well as representatives of healthcare and industry.
  • Identify and address possibilities for improved coordination between research infrastructures at the SciLifeLab site at LU (e.g. to harmonize working procedures, IT systems and presentation materials).
  • Contribute to the establishment and implementation of a communication plan, e.g. concerning websites, various types of social media, newsletters, etc.
  • Participate in planning and establishment of a site visitor's office.
  • Be responsible for, or assist in preparing, various types of applications and reports.
  • Various administrative tasks, e.g. planning and preparations related to management and steering group meetings for the SciLifeLab site at LU.
  • Qualifications

    Requirements for the position are:

  • Adequate university degree (e.g. MSc or equivalent in natural sciences, biomedicine, medicine or technology)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, and strong drive as well as ability to take initiative
  • Meritorious for the position are:

  • Doctoral degree in an adequate field (e.g. in natural sciences, biomedicine, medicine or technology)
  • Experience in working within a research infrastructure
  • Experience in planning and organizing meetings
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience in writing reports and applications
  • Very good oral and written communication skills in Swedish
  • Further information This is a fulltime employment that is permanent. The desired start date is as soon as possible.

    How to apply Applications are to be submitted via the University's recruitment system. The application is to include a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application is to/should also include a CV, degree certificates or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

    The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty's strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

    The Department of Laboratory Medicine is one of six departments at Lund University's Faculty of Medicine. We conduct leading research, both broad and specialised, within the field of laboratory medicine, focusing on the onset of disease and how we can improve diagnostics and treatment for patients. Some of our strongest areas with world-class research deal with cancer, genetics and blood.

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    Type of employment Permanent position

    Contract type Full time First day of employment As soon as possible Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2022/3668 Contact

  • Johanna Porsklev Burfelt - HR , +46462229639
  • Markus Heidenbland - Manager, +46462220425
  • Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
  • Published 11.Nov.2022 Last application date 30.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

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