The University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland, it counts over 12'000 students and 4'300 researchers in 7 faculties active in domains from humanities, economy to natural sciences. In this context, sciCORE is the center of competence in scientific computing, maintaining an advanced computing infrastructure for active research and the associated services (including data management and scientific support). sciCORE is in particular developing and maintaining a secure IT infrastructure, sciCOREmed, suitable for biomedical research with data from hospitals. sciCOREmed is co-funded by the University of Basel and by the national project BioMedIT, managed by SIB - Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, in support of the initiative Swiss Personalized Health Network (SPHN). In the current phase of implementation of BioMedIT services (2021-2024), Swiss university hospitals are ramping up the adoption of standardized data formats and exchange protocols to make patient data more easily available for research. We are seeking to reinforce our support capacity with such advanced data management technologies and concepts, bridging the gap between data managers in hospitals and data scientists in academia.
Our new collaborator will support projects making use of the national biomedical data infrastructure in support of research. The main focus of activity will be to support the data sharing goals of the "National Data Stream" project SwissPedHealth hosted at sciCOREmed which aims a making pediatric data collected in seven children hospitals (including the all university hospitals in Switzerland) seamlessly available for research. Simultaneously you will collaborate with other partners in the BioMedIT network to enable technical interoperability with other SPHN-funded projects and services. In practice the position will imply close contact with the projects' data managers and data scientists, to understand their needs at the technical level, to work out technical solutions and execute their implementation. The position will require flexibility and curiosity, a good sense of organization and a support-oriented mindset. You will be able to work with various data management tools and services (including semantic services), understand their APIs and develop scripts and automation to streamline data management processes in the projects.
As part of an agile and cooperative work environment you will be integrated in the local team of system, data management, and data analysis specialists at sciCORE, and work closely with data managers at other sites of the BioMedIT network (ETH, Uni Lausanne, and SIB) and with the semantic experts of the Personalized Health Informatics Group of SIB in Basel. The position is bound to the funding of BioMedIT project and is available immediately.
Duration of contract: two years with possibility of extension depending on availability of funds.
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