The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of 7 divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research. The department is one of the largest departments of education at Karolinska Institutet.

The department of Laboratory Medicine is tightly connected with clinical researchers and healthcare teams at several departments of the Karolinska University Hospital, which allows for translational research involving clinical material and the potential to bring new therapies from bench to bedside. The facilities at Laboratory Medicine offer state-of-the art cell culture, molecular biology, flow cytometry and microscopy facilities. The vision of the Department is to conduct research to promote human health. This research leads to new diagnostic methods, clinical practices and new treatments.

The Division of Pathology and the research group 
The Division of Pathology is one of the divisions within the Department of Laboratory Medicine in Huddinge. Our research spans from the whole-body level down to specific tissues and organs at the molecular level. Research is conducted in close collaboration with other departments at KI and also the Karolinska University Hospital.

A position as System Developer is available in the group of Professor Joakim Dillner at the Division of Pathology. The successful applicant will join a research team focusing on eScience and cancer research. Within a center for cervical cancer prevention, the group conducts basic and translational studies of human papillomavirus (HPV) and HPV-based prevention and holds the international HPV reference laboratory where we sequence, document, and store all new Papillomaviruses.

The group is involved in national and international projects on exposome research and cervical cancer prevention and maintains a high profile in disseminating research findings and working with health authorities to monitor and evaluate prevention program efforts.

The successful candidate will join a project team developing IT-platforms, software and working with Big Data analyses for exposome research.

Proficiency in English is necessary for the position.

The salary is commensurate with experience and start date is flexible.


  • Developing software tools and services
  • Managing the cycle of software development, from analysis, design, development, test and documentation as well as publication in public software repositories
  • Translation of research carried out by the group into informatic systems
  • Collaborating with the National and International ICT-community related to biomedical research
  • Following the Open Science and Open Source strategy
  • Developing Open Source tools and reusing available informatic tools
  • Supporting the work of other members of the group, where appropriate

Entry requirements
Essential Skills:

  • Bachelor degree in ICT or computer science or equivalent (minimum)
  • Knowledge about OOP, data structures and algorithms
  • Demonstrated skills in Java, database and query language web development Linux platform
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team. You need to be well-structured and be able to handle a high tempo and to keep deadlines
  • Open to new challenges and to sharing of source code and knowledge
  • Cooperative and good social skills
  • Proficiency in English

Desirable Skills: 

  • Programming language: Python, Spark
  • Knowledge about biomedical research
  • Development in mobile platform (iOS, Android)
  • Writing and speaking Swedish

Application process
The application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  3. For foreign diplomas a certificate with description of the courses passed has to be submitted

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

Location: Flemingsberg

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.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers an equal opportunity to everyone.

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-92/2020
  • Joakim Dillner,,
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Emilie Hultin, Annica Lindkvist, SACO, 08-524 832 86, 08-524 837 46
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 14.Jan.2020
Last application date 09.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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