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The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics conducts research in epidemiology and biostatistics across a broad range of areas within biomedical science. The department is among the largest of its type in Europe and has especially strong research profiles in psychiatric, cancer, reproductive, pediatric, pharmaco, genetic, and geriatric epidemiology, eating disorders, precision medicine, and biostatistics.

Part of the success of our department is due to our collaborative spirit where one factor is that researchers at the Department share and co-finance common resources (e.g., IT and an applied biostatistics group). The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

The prostate cancer group at MEB conducts international cutting-edge research in prostate diagnostics and tailored treatment. Specifically, the group has for several years worked with artificial intelligence-based models to assist pathologists in their assessment of prostate biopsies.

Your mission

In order to build models based on artificial intelligence to be used for pathological assessment of prostate biopsies, it is required that the physical glasses on which the biopsies are located are digitized with the help of special scanners for digital pathology. Clinical variables describing the biopsies also need to be collected from reports written by pathologists in several different languages. Your responsibility is: 1) to carefully review the reports in PDF format and collect the clinical variables into structured Excel tables; 2) to digitize glass slides of prostate biopsies into high-resolution images with a digital pathology scanner; 3) assist in other data collection/curation tasks if needed.

The position is an hourly employment for a maximum of 12 months with flexible working hours. The work is irregular in nature, and working hours will be offered when work is available. The work can only be conducted on site in Solna. The person hired will need to be available for start immediately.

Your profile

Being able to read pathology reports in at least two of the following languages (listed in order of preference) is a requirement: Italian, Finnish, French, Spanish. Other language skills are considered merits. You must also be able to communicate with colleagues in English. Earlier experience of digital pathology scanning is a requirement. Earlier experience of operating  Grundium Ocus scanners is considered a strong merit. Other knowledge in medicine, digital pathology or computer science is considered meriting but is not required. Great emphasis is placed on personal suitability. You are thorough, place close attention to details, and work well independently and together with others.

What do we offer?

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Choose to work at KI – Ten reasons why

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna



The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent Deltid (timlön) / Part-time (hourly)
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3605/2023
  • Martin Eklund,
  • Kimmo Kartasalo,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 21.Sep.2023
Last application date 05.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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