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Service development and operations engineer at AIDA Data Hub

Position: Full time, until further notice.
Apply by: 2024-03-19
Apply here: Application form (LiU)
Starting: As soon as possible, by agreement.
Contact: Joel Hedlund, Data director CMIV/AIDA, +46 734 607126.

Linköping University hereby advertises a position as Research engineer in Service development and operations at AIDA Data Hub, belonging to the Department of Science and Technology, based at the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), Linköping University Hospital.

The AIDA Data Hub research context within CMIV, AIDA, SciLifeLab, and Bigpicture is described separately below.

Topic for the position

A crucial requirement for development of cutting edge AI solutions is to have access to massive amounts of well-organized training data, which in the case of AIDA refers to medical images and related clinical data. The AIDA Data Hub works to increase availability of such data, for example by developing, integrating and operating cutting-edge secure and reliable services for processing and sharing sensitive personal data for research in collaboration with leading actors in Europe. AIDA and the AIDA Data Hub are in rapid expansion through data streams from national and international clinical sources, with strong synergies with developments in European initiatives such as Bigpicture.


The research engineer will be part of the AIDA Data Hub Scrum team, which is tasked with developing and operating services at the AIDA Data Hub, Bigpicture, and related efforts, and will collaborate closely with other national and international scrum teams to develop cutting-edge services for sensitive personal data for research. The position will also include dialogue with users and other stakeholders from academic institutions, companies and care providers, within and outside of Sweden.

A heavy focus will be on developing and operating services using cloud technologies that are in current widespread use, such as OpenStack, S3, Terraform, and Kubernetes, and on software development mostly in golang. Development and operation of some self-hosted services are also in scope, as is some software development in other programming languages such as Python.


The position requires a Master of Science degree or similar, in a computer science subject.

Professional experience in the IT domain, from industry, academia, and/or healthcare, is a very important factor in judging candidates. It is a strong merit to have experience from operating infrastructure services in secured or air-gapped environments. Experience from cross-functional and distributed development work in international teams is also meriting. Experience from research operations in a data-intensive computer science domain, and in particular work with analysis of large-scale biomedical data is a merit for this position, as is experience from AI applications.

The candidate should demonstrate skills in technical administration and management of IT services and applications.

The position requires excellent communication abilities, both spoken and written, in the English language. Such abilities also in the Swedish language are considered a very strong merit.

A security check may be carried out before a decision on employment is made.

Research context

The Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) is an interdisciplinary research center at LiU with great international impact. Through close collaboration between clinical practice and research in engineering and medicine CMIV creates solutions for future challenges.
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The Analytical Imaging Diagnostics Arena (AIDA) is a Swedish national collaboration arena hosted at CMIV, for research and innovation on Artificial intelligence (AI) for medical image analysis. Here, academia, healthcare and industry meet to translate advances in AI technology into patient benefit in the form of clinically useful tools.

Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is an institution for the advancement of molecular biosciences in Sweden, which engages in and promotes interdisciplinary research, for example through its infrastructure platforms such as the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS), which also hosts the Swedish node of the European life science infrastructure ELIXIR.
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Bigpicture is a European flagship project for establishing a Petabyte platform for digital pathology AI, engaging partners from academia, healthcare, and industry from all over Europe and beyond.

The AIDA Data Hub is a part of NBIS, and is a national data infrastructure established at CMIV to support the national AIDA community with services in data sharing, processing, and policy support. AIDA Data Hub leads the development of the Bigpicture repository infrastructure, which is carried out in collaboration with the other sensitive data services teams at NBIS and at the Finnish ELIXIR node.

Salary and employment benefits

The university applies individual salaries. Please indicate salary demands in the application.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives

Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button at the bottom of this page. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than March 19, 2024.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!


Joel Hedlund, Data director CMIV/AIDA, +46 734 607126