Positions for Scientific Data Coordinator / Curator / Analyst in Neuroscience

Positions for Scientific Data Coordinator / Curator / Analyst in Neuroscience

University of Oslo

Oslo, Norway

2 positions are available at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Department of Molecular Medicine, until March 30, 2020, 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 / analyst 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 is responsible for providing data curation, rodent brain atlas resources, software tools, and special support for users of software and workflows. The following two video sequences provide general information about data curation in HBP and rodent brain atlasing:

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

Job description
The data coordinator / curator will have specific responsibilities for:
• Curation of 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

The computing analyst / researcher will contribute to image registration and atlas curation of diverse neuroscience data, and assist with quantitative analyses to extract strategic data required for modelling purposes in other work packages of the Human Brain Project.

Qualifications, personal skills, and requirements
We are looking for highly motivated and competent researchers 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 candidates should have a background in neuroscience and 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.

Further details about requirements, conditions, research environment, and application are found in our recruiting system

Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. All documents should be in English.

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.

Please find more information about the two positions and apply here:


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