May 2, 2024

Deadline 15 May: NEAR is looking for a Database Coordinator

NEAR is looking for a Database Coordinator with Data Scientist tasks. Join us in driving innovation and discovery in aging research. Apply now to be part of the NEAR team and contribute to a transformative initiative with far-reaching implications for public health and well-being.

Your Mission
We are looking for a highly capable data scientist to play a pivotal role in the development of the National E-Infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR). NEAR is a ground-breaking infrastructure comprising 15 databases derived from longitudinal cohort studies across various regions in Sweden, collectively encompassing over 100,000 individuals aged 50 and above. As our Database Coordinator, you will be at the forefront of harmonizing and analysing these rich and diverse datasets.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with researchers, data providers, and local database administrators to facilitate seamless data flow for processing, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Employ advanced data management and statistical techniques to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the NEAR databases.
  • Handle data manipulation tasks such as editing, transforming, loading, and extracting data to support research objectives.
  • Devise and implement statistical strategies to harmonize disparate datasets and extract meaningful insights.

Your Profile
We are looking for someone with the required background and capability to work in a cross-disciplinary team. This person needs to be independent and able to take initiative as well as to find solutions. The applicant must also possess good organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication abilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. statistics).
  • Work experience in data analysis or related fields (e.g. as a database manager, statistician, or data scientist).
  • Proficiency in statistical and programming languages (e.g., R, Stata, SQL).
  • Experience with database languages (e.g., SQL).
  • Experience working with tools for the secure handling of sensitive information (i.e. encryption).
  • A passion for aging research and a commitment to advancing scientific knowledge in this field.

Advantageous Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with Bash to do server maintenance of the NEAR metadata platform
  • Experience with WordPress and/or HTML to maintain the NEAR website

Read more and apply by 15 May, 2024


More activities

April 8, 2024

Database Workshop Meeting in Karlskrona

On April 8-9, NEAR database managers met at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) in Karlskrona for a two-day workshop onsite and online. The first day started with welcoming and updating everyone about recent NEAR activities. This was followed by two well-attended presentations by Robert Thiesmeier, who discussed missing data methods, and Debora Rizzuto who presented […]

February 9, 2024

Book release: “70 is the new 50”

Ingmar Skoog’s book “70 is the new 50” discusses how aging has changed over the past 50 years. The book is based on research results from the NEAR-based H70 studies, which examine the health of different birth cohorts of 70-year-olds. The oldest cohort of 70-year-olds was born in the 20th century (1901-02 and 1906-07) and […]

November 21, 2023

Symposium at SWEAH conference in Norrköping

On November 21, NEAR attended and held a symposium at the Swedish Graduate School on Ageing and Health (SWEAH) conference in Norrköping. SWEAH is a multidisciplinary research school on aging and health, which Lund University coordinates. The theme of the conference was: “Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainable Ageing” and was aimed at researchers at all levels […]