Lund University, Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System, is a European research infrastructure providing scientific data on carbon cycle and greenhouse gas budget. ICOS Carbon Portal ( is an organization designing and building web services for archival and dissemination of these data, including upload, storage, long-term preservation, search, visualization, and download. The Carbon Portal is hosted by Lund University by the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science ( SITES is a Swedish national infrastructure for terrestrial and limnological field research ( The Carbon Portal will develop the SITES data portal on the basis of the system developed by ICOS.

Job assignment
ICOS Carbon Portal at Lund University is looking for a creative scientific programmer with interest or experience in advanced semantic web development, making use of open linked data, triple stores and ontologies.

At the Carbon Portal we use the following technologies:

  • Front end development: ES6 Javascript, React/Redux, Leaflet, OpenLayers, Bootstrap
  • Back end development: Scala/Java, Akka
  • Metadata management: RDF, OWL, SPARQL, PostgreSQL/PostGIS
  • Deployment environments: CentOS Linux, Docker, JVM, EGI Cloud
  • Data storage: Linux file system, EUDAT services
  • CMS for ICOS websites: Drupal
  • Document management system: Alfresco

The candidate will develop the data portal for the national SITES research infrastructure ( and, based on the groundwork done in setting up the ICOS Carbon Portal.  The work will be done in a tight cooperation with the coordinator Swedish Agricultural University SLU.

The candidate will work closely together with our team of currently 5 other programmers and data scientists on the joint open source codebase for the two data portals.


  • You have a professional or academic degree and preferably several years of programming experience.
  • Experience in the following list of relevant technologies, skills and tools is recommended: unit testing, modern HTML and CSS, Gulp, HTTP protocol, Bash scripting, Linux administration, public key cryptography, maps and GIS, Python, PHP, SQL, working with scientific data, binary data formats.
  • Proficient mastery of the English language is required.


  • Experience in ontologies, RDF, OWL, SparQL and tools like Protégé and MongoDB is highly recommended.
  • Affinity to environmental and climate research, and exploration and analysis of complex datasets through visualisations is recommended.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full-time/Part-time
First day of employment 2017-09-01 until 2019-08-31
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 80-100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2017/1714
  • Alex Vermeulen, Director Carbon Portal, +46-222 92 98,
  • Karin Hall, Head of the departement, +46-222 95 79,
  • My Geborek, Human resources officer, +46-222 95 62,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46-222 93 66,
Published 23.May.2017
Last application date 23.Jul.2017 11:59 PM CET

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