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

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for 1-2 bioinformaticians that will work with cancer genomics data in the ProBio trial ( ProBio is a prospective clinical trial investigating if treatment choices based on a biomarker signature can improve outcomes in patients with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer. The biomarker signature is identified by performing targeted sequencing of DNA from dying cancer cells enriched from plasma. ProBio is currently running in Sweden and Belgium and will expand to other European countries during 2020.

The Cancer Genomics team at MEB, which is part of Henrik Grönberg’s research group, is performing prospective genomic profiling for ProBio and multiple other prospective clinical trials including the ALASCCA trial ( The Cancer Genomics team is headed by Senior Researcher Johan Lindberg and consists of one postdoc, three bioinformaticians and three lab engineers.

Your mission

The candidate will complement the current informatics staff and share a mix of duties including; assessing prospectively generated data before applying it in the clinical trials; working with algorithmic development of in-house tools; adopting publicly available software to the established analysis infrastructure; taking part in scientific discussions.

Your profile

  • Qualified to be employed is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.
  • Hands-on experience from working with Illumina sequencing data is an advantage.
  • Experience from working with statistical analysis software (e.g. R) and programming in a Linux/ Unix environment (e.g. Perl/Python) is required.
  • To be successful in the environment, the candidate has to have the ability to work independently, to cooperate, to be ambitions and to take initiatives.
  • Fluent English is required. 

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


Welcome to apply at the latest 8 january 2020

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

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period.

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

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Reference number 2-6514/2019
  • Johan Lindberg, 08 524 870 02
  • Sara Tiste,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR,
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84,
Published 18.Dec.2019
Last application date 14.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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