Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a national resource of unique technologies and expertise available to life scientists, closely intertwined with our community of researchers in areas such as biomedicine, ecology and evolution. We bring scientists together across traditional boundaries and foster collaborations with industry, health care, public research organizations and international partners. SciLifeLab is assigned by the Swedish government to operate national infrastructure, to provide cutting-edge life science technologies and -expertise to Swedish researchers and hosts national research programs such as the Data-Driven Life Sciences (DDLS). SciLifeLab has established thematic research areas that link the technology infrastructure, the research community and the DDLS program. This position is within the SciLifeLab Precision Medicine and Diagnostics theme and the employment is hosted at the Department of Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet (KI).
We are looking for a Research Infrastructure Specialist to help us establish services and run projects to build the precision medicine capability of SciLifeLab and at the novel technology innovation cluster for Precision Medicine. This innovation cluster is shared between SciLifeLab, KI and Karolinska University Hospital (KS) and is to play a national role in support for Precision Medicine projects. The successful candidate is to coordinate wet lab and support data services for precision medicine projects together with SciLifeLab technology platforms and Data Center, to engage with research communities and users locally, nationally and internationally.

Your mission

We are looking for a high-profile and dedicated technology expert to increase access to SciLifeLab’s technology platforms for clinical research. Your mission will be to establish new operational processes to link our technology platforms towards clinical research projects and trials. This will need an understanding of clinical needs and realities and an ability to work in close interaction with health care. Your mission is to enable sample and data flows to the technology platforms including data center to ensure high quality molecular data generation to deliver within needed timeframes. The tasks also include national and international collaboration with many stakeholders and specifically with CIR (Centre for Imaging Research) and RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden). With SciLifeLab these form the partners of the Swedish node of the large European TEF Health initiative. Through this project, the mission will be to establish access to the physical testing facility to be offered to academia and SMEs also internationally:

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an employment as Research Infrastructure Specialist the applicant must have demonstrated research expertise and been awarded a doctorate or a qualification from a foreign higher education institution deemed equivalent to a Swedish degree of doctor. The applicant must also have demonstrated technological and methodological expertise.

  • The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate at least three years of experience in research and/or core facility services in a field relevant to precision medicine, experience of SciLifeLab technology platforms and knowledge of clinical studies.
  • The applicant must also have demonstrated technology and methods development expertise, experience from service facilities, clinical research and from handling of human samples.

Assessment criteria

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • We are looking for a person with profound knowledge and passion towards clinical research with a focus on precision medicine development.
  • Understanding the challenges of precision medicine on timely delivery of samples and data as well as multi-modal data generation for clinical needs is highly valued.
  • We place great emphasis on personal qualities, and the successful applicant will need feel comfortable with working in teams and demonstrate good interpersonal skills as well as be organized and independent to formulate new ideas and critically examine the result.
  • The candidate needs to have good writing and oral skills in English and knowledge of Swedish.

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Previous experience in research coordination, project management and multi-organization collaborations are strong merits.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

Your work place will be at the Campus Solna and within the technology innovation cluster for Precision Medicine. More than half of the SciLifeLab national infrastructure is located at Campus Solna either in research groups or in the infrastructure facilities. Combined Campus Solna, KI and KS offers a creative, international and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interest.

A creative, international and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Here, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Solna

Your career continues here


We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. The application must be written in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's merit portfolio for research infrastructure specialist/senior research infrastructure specialist (link)

We are looking for a full-time research infrastructure specialist. Lower scope of employment can be discussed at the employment interview, but at least 50%. The position is for 1 year with possibility to apply for future permanent position.

Please send in your application at the latest 4th August.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full-time/Part-time
First day of employment Up on agreement
Salary Monthly sallary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50-100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2144/2023
  • Päivi Östling,
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling,
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, Saco,
Published 23.May.2023
Last application date 04.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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