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Uppsala University, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) is looking for a web developer with an emphasis on frontend development. The position is located at BMC, Navet, the Science for Life Laboratory’s (SciLifeLab) node at Uppsala university, in Uppsala, Sweden. The person will be employed by the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (ICM) but affiliated with NBIS and SciLifeLab.

ICM is one of the most international, broad and prominent biomolecular institutions in Europe. The department’s research areas are divided into seven research programs, covering everything from cell biology to the biophysics of individual molecules.

NBIS is a national collaboration whose purpose is to provide support for bioinformatics and infrastructure to life science researchers. NBIS is also the Swedish node in the European infrastructure ELIXIR for biological data. NBIS has about 90 experts spread across the country, working in various fields, such as analysis of DNA, RNA, and proteins, systems biology, genetic analysis, mass spectrometry proteomics, and metabolomics.  NBIS also provides support in system development and data management.

The system developers team consists of about 15 experts who develop and implement tools for large-scale analyses and large-scale data management, as well as web applications for research groups and other parts of society. You may find more information about NBIS at https://nbis.se/

Duties
With us, you’ll be working with agile development of software solutions and with user interfaces unique to the field of bioinformatics.  In this role, you will be responsible for the initial and continued development of web frontends. Your work will be creative and include supporting researchers with innovative solutions.

Here you will be working closely with other developers in one of our SCRUM teams. The work is both local and international. You will also be in contact with researchers and other experts in bioinformatics. We offer a pleasant and dynamic work environment with room for collaborations and independent projects. Furthermore, we value the exchange of knowledge and we offer time for you to further your own skill development.

Your main task will be the development, maintenance and management of the internal and external web systems of NBIS, as well as resolving incoming inquiries from various research groups. You will also participate in contacts with both internal and external users, teach, and contribute to the development of specification of requirements, MVP, estimation of time required, testing, and documentation.  In addition, you will be driving the development of guidelines and frameworks for frontend development in NBIS.

Requirements
As an applicant, you will have at least a bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer technology, computer science, systems science, or bioinformatics, or documented equivalent competences in one or more of these areas.

Further requirements:

  • Several years of documented experience of system development or web development.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using at least one JavaScript framework, such as React, Angular, Vue.js, or Svelte.
  • Knowledge and experience of user interaction design, with a focus on usability (UX) and graphic design (UI).
  • Experience of the Git version control utility.
  • Accustomed to using Linux and/or other Unix-like operating systems.
  • Able to express yourself fluently in English, both in speech and in writing.

Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. The applicant shall have the ability to work well together in teams. You should show initiative and have good interpersonal- and communication skills. As a person, you should be flexible, creative, and service-oriented. You should also be quality-conscious and goal-oriented.

Additional qualifications
We would like the applicant to have experience of working with standards for information security and systems for sensitive data. In addition to this, the following are considered as meritorious:

  • Accustomed to working in physically distributed teams with communication and coordination via electronic tools, such as video conferencing and the like.
  • Knowledge of TypeScript.
  • Knowledge of virtual machines and application containers e.g. Docker.
  • Experience of agile development according to SCRUM.
  • Accustomed to working in close collaboration with customers.
  • Knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and of guidelines for web development in the public sector.

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