Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The position will be placed in the Cancer proteomics Mass spectrometry research group headed by Professor Janne Lehtiö at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab). Karolinska Institutet is one of the four founding universities for SciLifeLab which is today national infrastructure and research center in technology driven life sciences. Lehtiö group is a translational group of scientists with a drive to improve human proteome analysis by developing new methods that can be applied to improve personalized cancer treatment. At present we seek to strengthen our research group with an outstanding scientist with proven expertise in interpretation and integration of cancer omics data and in generating value in both research and in translational settings. We offer a very stimulating and diverse work in a team of very motivated co-workers with expertise in cutting-edge technology.

Your mission

We are looking for an outstanding translational researcher in cancer omics data with a solid understanding of tumor biology and biomarkers driven therapeutic strategies. In addition to maintaining an independent research track, the researcher should interpret and integrate tumor profiling from different technologies (including genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics) with the aim to generate novel knowledge about the tumor biology and associate the findings with emerging anti-cancer therapies. The researcher is also expected to develop tools to facilitate the translation of the work into new clinical initiatives.

Tasks for the position:

  • Manage projects and serve as an expert in omics data interpretation
  • Maintain an independent and internationally competitive research program
  • Apply for external funding - both national and international
  • Actively participate in academic, industry and health care collaborations involving omics -based methods to improve cancer therapy
  • Development of tools to support clinical initiatives

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.


  • PhD in biology, medicine, bioinformatics or other related relevant field
  • Several years of postdoctoral experience in analyses of large-scale omics cancer data
  • Extensive knowledge of cancer biology and translational cancer research.
  • Expertise in biomarkers-driven cancer therapies
  • Expertise in developing methods to support translational actions
  • Experience of collaboration between different disciplines, including clinical oncology.
  • Experience of implementation research
  • A proven academic track record, including high-impact and highly cited publications
  • Good knowledge in English, oral and written
  • Since the position involves close intercation with several researchers, emphasis is placed on personal skills such as very good collaborative skills and excellent communication and analytical skills

Additional merits

  • Expertise in a variety of technologies, as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and ex-vivo drug screening

Bases os assessment

We stress research expertise when assessing applicants

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: Science for Life Laboratory in 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 4th of December.

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

The employment is a permanent position with a trial period of 6 months.

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

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5806/2019
  • Janne Lehtiö, +46 8-52481416,
  • Helena Bäckvall, +46 8 52481209,
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08-524 823 38
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 46 8 517 76884
Published 21.Nov.2019
Last application date 05.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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