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Project Assistant Position in Biology at Lund Uni, Sweden 2022


Project Assistant Position in Biology at the Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Lund University, Sweden 2022



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General Info

Position: Project Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Apr 01, 2022
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to standard norms

Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Lund University, Sweden


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Qualification Details

  • Education: Masters in Biology or equivalent academic education
  • Experience:
    -   Experience with handling data deposition and data management 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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

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.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PA2022/597

Application Procedure

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.).

About the Department/Section/Group

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.


About the Employer:

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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

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Contact details

Contact person: Stanley Heinze, , +46 46 222 95 78, [email protected]

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