Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The position as Senior Researcher is placed at the unit of Risk Assessment at the Institute of Environmental Medicine. It aims broadly for translational 21st Century pathway­based systems toxicology for purpose of developing omics­based predictive methods and biomarkers for safety assessment of chemicals, nanomaterials and drug molecules, primarily through the execution of integrative bioinformatics tools to interpreting complex biological processes.

Your mission

This position concerns internationally competitive applied research in the bioinformatics and systems toxicology area. The successful applicant will conduct bioinformatics­ driven research in the toxicological research field. The candidate is expected to develop a research program and to acquire external funding related to the above research area. The applied techniques and made efforts should form a systems toxicology­ directed in vitro and in silico, non­ animal based, strategy for safety evaluation including with consideration of regulatory needs.

The researcher will be responsible for planning, conducting, and publishing scientific work, for initiating and maintaining national and international connections with relevant collaborators, and for disseminating gained knowledge though common scientific media. The task also includes course responsibility and teaching in toxicogenomics and computational toxicology, especially in the master’s program for toxicology, as well as supervision of postgraduate and PhD students. In addition, the task includes IMM’s translational assignment which is risk assessment. Duties also include regular consultations on bioinformatics / computational toxicology-related issues. The position is temporary for two years.

Your profile

A person is eligible to be appointed Senior Researcher if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence, as well as documented research after publicly defending his or her doctoral thesis corresponding to qualification as Assistant professor.

The candidate should also have experience from teaching and course responsibility. We stress scientific expertise, broad bioinformatics experience and translational experience when assessing applicants. Practical and theoretical knowledge reproducible bioinformatics methods (e.g., R/Bioconductor) is a must. Experience with and knowledge of data management and bio­curation will be viewed positively. Demonstrated experience to deliver “service bioinformatics work”, knowledge of IPR issues and EU­funded collaborations is a further plus.

Bases of assessment

We stress research expertise when assessing applicants. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with excellent skills in written and spoken English and spoken Swedish, as well as an ability to interact socially and scientifically with other researchers and students.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna


An application must contain the following documents in English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest November 11, 2019.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  

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Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5371/2019
  • Roland Grafström, Senior professor, +46 ­70 733 55 85
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, + 46 70-173 85 75
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
  • Anne Boström, SEKO,
Published 28.Oct.2019
Last application date 11.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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