Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We work on precision cancer medicine research in a translational setting, with the aim to assign and optimize targeted treatments for individual cancer patients. Our goal is to develop a systems biology framework to match targeted therapies and drug combinations using omics- profiling along with functional ex vivo drug testing on primary cells from cancer patients. We engage in team science with other research groups, health care, industry both nationally and internationally. This position resides in the research group of Olli Kallioniemi, Director of Science for Life Laboratory, Professor of Molecular Precision Medicine, affiliated with both the Dept. Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet and the Science for Life Laboratory.

Your mission

This position provides an opportunity to co-ordinate important translational projects in precision cancer medicine and to engage in planning exciting new research projects and funding opportunities. You will be a key part of an international and dynamic research group in the SciLifeLab environment. You will be part of our daily research activities, with a broad focus on co-ordination, finances and reporting. You would work closely with the PIs and the senior members of the team.  The main task for this position includes, 1) coordinating existing grants and planning allocations of people and resources, 2) planning and coordinating new grant applications and collaborations, 3) organizing group meetings and retreats, and other types of project coordination, 4) follow up of existing human resources and support new recruitment, and 5) follow-up and reporting of projects and grants, including monitoring milestones and deliverables. We offer an exciting, cutting-edge environment where you would serve as a bridge between scientists in our group and the infrastructure, administration, HR, and finance environment at KI and SciLifeLab. This position requires a high level of independence, resourcefulness, attention to detail and good planning skills.

Your profile

The successful candidate is expected to have a life science background, with a degree biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, genetics, medicine or other relevant field. The ideal candidate would also understand precision medicine and cancer research. The candidate is independent and motivated with a documented ability to carry out project management and co-ordination. Excellent communication skills in spoken and written Swedish and English. Experience and/or training in project/grant management is important, writing of research protocols and financial planning and follow-up, are considered valuable.

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.

Science for Life Laboratory is a leading national infrastructure for next-generation life science research in Sweden. SciLifeLab is jointly operated by the four host universities: Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University, and it has facilities in four other universities across Sweden. There are over 1 000 people working at SciLifeLab, either in research groups or in the infrastructure facilities, most of them in the KI Solna campus and in Uppsala.

The employment is initially for one year contract with the possibility of extension with the preferred start date as soon as possible

Location: Solna


Olli Kallioniemi's group


An application must contain the following documents in English: Curriculum vitae including qualifications and previous experience presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio

Welcome to apply at the latest 2020-06-14

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2258/2020
  • Päivi Östling,, +46 (0)73 673 5762
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08-524 823 38
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08-517 768 84
Published 18.May.2020
Last application date 14.Jun.2020 11:59 PM CET

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