Karolinska Institutet, MEB

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

Karolinska Institutet Biobank (KI Biobank) is a core-facility at Karolinska Institutet situated at the department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics (MEB). Its purpose is to provide services and infrastructure for biobanking of samples and data that are part of ethically approved research studies with the goal of improving public health. Our vision is to offer cost efficient services with high quality and security that can meet researchers need of fast and flexible research infrastructure. After fourteen years of steady growth the biobank holds samples and related data from half a million Swedish residents.

Are you interested in contributing to world leading medical science? We need to ensure that our IT systems are sustainable, highly effective and can be further developed to meet evolving needs and opportunities. IT department at KI biobank is composed of six software developers that work together with systems supporting sample- and data collection to scientists not only at Karolinska Institutet but also around Sweden.

The purpose of your role as software developer at KI biobank is to work with development and maintenance of the IT systems that support the operations of the KI biobank. This includes laboratory information management system (LIMS), laboratory robots, the databases, data visualization as well as other applications. KI biobank IT also works with patient data and data flows as well as integration and visualization of these.

You will be part of an exciting working place with close connection to medical research regarding widespread diseases as well as prospective studies. This includes working with development of tools that researchers need in order to be able to see their data regarding both sample and patients in an easy and flexible way. Furthermore, part of the tasks included will be development and maintenance of IT systems that support all the functions at KI biobank, customer interaction as well as laboratory automation.


  • University degree in computer science, computer engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Programming skills in Java
  • Experience of version control
  • You are flexible, structured and have good collaboration skills
  • Good knowledge in both written and oral English
  • Emphasis will be on the applicant’s ability to learn new skills

Desirable skills

  • Experience in using either Oracle and/or SQL server
  • Experience in Maven
  • Experience in Ansible
  • Experience in Laboratory automation
  • Good knowledge in both written and oral Swedish

Application process
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
Karolinska Institutet applies 6 months of probationary period for all permanent posistions

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employment Vast dienstverband
Contract type Full time
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1702/2019
  • Lina Werner, lina.werner@ki.se
  • Sanela Kjellqvist, sanela.kjellqvist@ki.se
Union representative
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, ulrika.zagai@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, ann.almqvist@ki.se
Published 15.Mar.2019
Last application date 21.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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