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Scientific data coordinator / curator - Department of Molecular Medicine

Deadline: 29.11.2020

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

Job description

ONE POSITION AS SCIENTIFIC DATA COORDINATOR/CURATOR is available at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Medicine, for a period of 1 year, with possibility for extension. The Institute of Basic Medical Sciences consists of academic departments and units that pursue research and education within basic medical science. The institute has approximately 320 employees and is located in the Domus Medica. More information about the institute can be found here: www.med.uio.no/imb/english/.

The scientific data coordinator/curator will work in a multidisciplinary environment at the Neural Systems laboratory (NeSys), which has a leading role in the Neuroinformatics platform of the EU Human Brain Project. The Human Brain Project is a European Flagship project with 117 universities and research institutes in 19 countries. The goal of the project is to increase our understanding of the human brain by accelerating large-scale collaborative neuroscience across a wide range of disciplines.

To accomplish this goal we are building a novel neuroscientific research infrastructure in which heterogeneous and multiscale neuroscience data from project collaborators across Europe can be integrated and made publicly available. The Neural Systems Laboratory (www.med.uio.no/nesys) is responsible for providing data curation, rodent brain atlas resources, software tools, and special support for users of software and workflows. The following videos provide information about the HBP infrastructure developments, data curation, and rodent brain atlasing:


The data coordinator/curator to be recruited will be part of the Human Brain Project data curation team. The position should be filled as soon as possible.

More about the position

The scientific data coordinator/curator employed will have specific responsibilities for:

  • Curation of neuroscience data (imaging, morphology, MRI, electrophysiology) and associated metadata produced by HBP partners and non-HBP contributors
  • Support the development and expansion of researcher driven ontologies
  • Contribute to improving curation tools and workflows
  • Contribute to communication tasks, branding, and dissemination of new insights and services offered from the project

Qualification requirements

We are looking for a highly motivated and competent researcher with relevant experiences, holding a PhD/ Master’s degree (M.Sc) in a relevant field of life science, who enjoys working in an international and interactive environment. The successful candidate should be a good team player with excellent organization and communication skills, and good abilities for multitasking, and with a positive and pro-active attitude. Experience in working in an academic and / or multicultural / multidisciplinary environment is an advantage. Emphasis will be attributed to team-working, communication and individual suitability for the project.

Short-listed applicants may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo or by videoconference.


  • Applicants must either have a PhD or five year Master degree
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • The candidate must be capable of taking initiatives and work independently

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging assignment in a research group which has a central position in a high-profile research and infrastructure project
  • A productive research environment with a strong team of developers, scientific data curators and neuroscience researchers
  • Salary NOK 482 200 - 555 800 (position code 1108) or NOK 526 000 - 630 500 (position code 1109) depending on qualifications
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • The application letter (including a summary of applicant’s scientific work and interest and describing how she/he fits the description of the person we seek)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates with grades, letters of recommendation
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees (names, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • A complete list of publications and all academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

Formal regulations

Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments of Researchers at the University of Oslo.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.

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