Student employee to Center for Health Data Science, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Center for Health Data Science (HeaDS) is looking to hire a student employee, starting from the 14-09-2020, to assist with practical and administrative tasks. In addition, there is a possibility for the student employee to help out with testing of course materials and other similar assignments.

About Center for Health Data Science:
The aim of the newly established Center for Health Data Science, launched in March 2020, is to strengthen data science research and use, at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The Center will function as a hub for research groups throughout the Faculty to establish data science as a topic of research in its own right. The data science lab within the Center provides data science support for all research groups at SUND and will be in charge of courses to improve the data science skills of the biomedical researchers in-house. The long term goal of the Center is to house multiple research units, which will work on different areas and topics within the field of health data science.
As the Center is newly established, we are currently three employees; Professor Anders Krogh, who is head of the Center, Thilde Terkelsen, academic officer, hired in the data lab, and a PhD student to begin his/her project in September of 2020. Our philosophy is a relaxed work environment driven by inspired and independent people, and we hope that our student employee will help us build upon this.

Your profile: 
You are a university student in your 3rd year, or later. You are looking for a student job which will teach you skills in organisation and communication, and you have an interest in data science.
As the Center for Health Data Science is a hub for data science at SUND, it is beneficial both to you and us, that you have some knowledge of and interest in this field of science.

Your competencies:

  • Your field of study is health data science, computational biology, computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or another comparable discipline.
  • You are outgoing and good with people. The student job will include correspondence with a broad range of scientists, academic and administrative employees at SUND, and we are therefore looking for a person with great communication skills. 
  • You are responsible, with good decision-making skills.
  • You are proficient in English. Speaking and/or understanding Danish is a plus.
  • You are flexible and interested in taking on different tasks. As HeaDS is a newly established Center our priorities and assignments may change, and you may have to familiarise yourself with new procedures as we go along.

Your Tasks:

  • Help with coordination of courses, meetings, and seminars.
  • Maintenance of our website.
  • Up-keep of mailing lists, and replies to inquires/questions about Center activities.
  • Booking of rooms and catering for meetings etc.
  • Testing of course materials e.g. reading though exercises/slides to help improve understandability. 
  • Helping out on course days, in different capacities.
  • Other ad hoc tasks.

Valued but not necessary skills:
A student job at Center for Health Data Science will, amongst other things, entail communication of Center events, courses and workshops, it may be beneficial if you are familiar with some of the terms below, although this is not a requirement.

  • Computerome
  • git/Github
  • Scripting or programming languages (Python, R, C++, other)
  • ConferenceManager
  • Mailman/mailing lists
  • KU website system

Terms of Employment:
Employment conditions will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Organizations of Public Employees –governmental institutions (the OAO-S collective agreement) under HK/STAT. Your salary will be based on seniority.
Varying working hours is to be expected, but the average working hours is 10-12 hours per week. The employment is conditioned on documentation for active enrollment at a University or similar. 

How to apply:
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include a short statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, and bachelor’s diploma (if you are in your master’s programme).
Application deadline: August 9, 2020 at 23:59 CEST.

Please note that only applications submitted online by the deadline and consisting of the above listed documents will be considered.

Applications and/or any material received after deadline will not be taken into 


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Application deadline: 09-08-2020
Employment start: 14-09-2020
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Center for Health Data Science

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