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.

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.

For a complete description of duties and qualifications required, please see here:


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 PA2023/609
  • 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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