Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 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.

Work duties

Data management and public deposition of research data has become increasingly mandatory in neuroscience and is generally important for research data integrity and a transparent research culture. We have therefore developed the Insectbrain database ( as an online platform for managing, depositing and sharing data from insect neuroscience. Our ongoing projects have generated large amounts of neuroanatomical, physiological and behavioral data from several insect species. A successful candidate will work towards integrating these data in the public insectbrain database repository. To this aim, the work will also include analyzing raw data from electrophysiological and anatomical experiments and transforming them into formats that can be visualized in the database. This work will also include aiding us in further developing this platform and its possibilities. This will involve documenting software bugs, development of application ideas, beta-testing of new functions, and streamlining of existing workflows. Additionally, the work will involve updating the software user guide, identifying ways to recruit active users, locate and upload new datasets, and to curate all existing data.  


  • Education: Masters in Biology or equivalent academic education
  • Experience: 
    -   Experience with handling data deposition and data manangement using the insectbrain database or similar databases
    -   At least 2 years years of research experience in the field of insect neuroanatomy
  • Knowledge and competences:
    -   Detailed knowledge of insect brain neuroanatomy
    -   Experience in generating and handling 3D datasets from single neurons and brain regions
    -   Experience in handling physiological data from single cell recordings
    -   Experience with software Amira and ImageJ

Other skills:

  • Excellent communication skills in oral and written English

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the administrative work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment 

Fixed-term employment from 1st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023

The scope of the employment: 75% of full time

Contact person: Stanley Heinze 

Instructions on how to apply

Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment Fixed-term employment from 2022-04-01 until 2023-03-31
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 75
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/597
  • Stanley Heinze, +46 46 222 95 78,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 02.Mar.2022
Last application date 16.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET

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