Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö

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.

Description of workplace

The Lund University Diabetes Centre (LUDC; opens a position for a computer system engineer. LUDC is one of the largest diabetes research centres in the world with approximately 300 investigators and staff members working towards improved diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diabetes. The centre combines expertise in genetics, epidemiology, statistics, bioinformatics, molecular and cellular biology, physiology and clinical diabetes, and endocrinology to achieve these goals. LUDC has large unique biobanks and databases with genome-wide data linked to national registries providing information on disease etiology, progression as well as outcome and treatment. The centre has in-house platforms for most molecular genetic methods and metabolomics. Omics-information combined with extensive phenotyping allows a systems medicine approach to dissect the complexity of diabetes. A central theme at LUDC is to develop precision medicine to improve health and the quality of life of patients with diabetes.

What we offer

Lund University is a public authority, which means that you will have special benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension. We also have a flexitime agreement that creates good conditions for work/life balance. Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University

Duties and areas of responsibility

The successful applicant will be part of the Bioinformatics Unit at LUDC, which includes several bioinformaticians, a biostatistician, a data manager, and another computer system engineer ( The Unit provides bioinformatics, biostatistics, and computational support to anyone affiliated with LUDC, as well as access to a high-performance computing environment.

A successful computer system engineer candidate will primarily, together with our current computer system engineer, help run our Linux-based server and HPC environment for LUDC. In addition to this management and daily activities, the candidate will be involved in various projects and is expected to be able to provide support to the research groups at LUDC as and when needed. Work tasks may include:

  • Processing/conversion of data.
  • Simplified scripts or programmes.
  • Design, implementation, and running of entire studies, both national and international.
  • Handling of big data, often sensitive.
  • Purchasing of hardware.
  • Solutions for sharing data/resources with external collaborators.

These tasks demand dedicated work, focus, and a will to obtain new knowledge as it can involve complex solutions, often with deadlines and quality requirements. Large emphasis will be given to personal qualities such as collaboration skills and initiative-taking, thorough work methods and flexibility.


  • A bachelor's degree in a relevant area for the position and suitable work experience.
  • Very good experience from installation, configuration, and running of Linux-based OS, primarily RHEL and clones thereof, such as Rocky, Alma, and Centos.
  • Knowledge of building and installing software both as packages and via compilation.
  • Experience of following, reading, and remedying problems based on information from logs and systems messages.
  • Good understanding of the safe handling of data over digital platforms. Knowledge of the demands relating to personal data, biological/medical data, and what GDPR means for sensitive personal information.
  • Good knowledge and experience of documenting your work, both on a technical and pedagogic level, in Swedish and English.
  • Very good experience of working mainly in bash, but a plus if you have knowledge of working in other common script languages.
  • Good experience of deployment, running, administrating, and updating servers at hardware level. (Firmware updates and out-of-band configuration such as iDRAC).
  • Knowledge of Linux file systems in general, POSIX ACLs, rights and safety.
  • Experience of working with network configurations of TCP/IP and firewalls (iptables, firewalld).
  • Previous experience of configuring, setting up, and running environment with virtual machines in KVM.
  • Documented oral and written proficiency in English.

Other preferred skills:

Experience of:

  • HPC/cluster and HTCondor.
  • Account management via openLDAP solutions is a big plus.
  • IBM Spectrum Scale, GPFS (configuration, running, and monitoring).
  • IBM Spectrum Protect (configuration, running, and monitoring).
  • Script languages like PHP, Python, Perl as well as ability to provide user support if needed.
  • SQL and databases such as postgresql, sqlite, oracleDB etc.
  • Containers (Docker, Singularity).
  • Repositories - Github etc.
  • SAN solutions.
  • Load Balancing, heartbeat, and other redundant solutions.
  • R
  • Processing and conversion of medical/biological data.
  • HTML, JS, CSS, and web design/web solutions.


Applicants are invited to apply for a full time (100%) permanent position as computer system engineer at LUDC. The position starts with a 6-month probation period. The preliminary starting date is 1 April 2023 or as otherwise agreed. 

How to apply

The application must include a personal letter in which you describe how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application must also contain a CV and contact information for three references.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/269
  • Nathalie Camara, +4640391055
  • Maria Gomez, +4640391058
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 22.Feb.2023
Last application date 21.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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