Do you want to develop web-based tools to support a global effort on translational medicine and open science?

We are looking for a skilled, highly motivated and experienced full-stack web developer to support an international open science effort in translational medical research. This is an exciting opportunity to work with diverse high-quality data types to develop novel web-based tools and platforms for data capture and dissemination. We offer a multi-national and collaborative research environment with partners in academia and the biomedical industry worldwide.

Your mission

A skilled, highly motivated and experienced full-stack web developer is needed to play a critical role in the continuous development and implementation of dissemination methods for the SGC and EUbOPEN partners. This role will develop and maintain web platforms to support effective public awareness and output dissemination in the context of translational medical research. Existing Drupal-based web sites such as and, WordPress-based sites such as and a number of other project-specific sites will be maintained, upgraded and/or re-built.

The SGC and EUbOPEN and our partners are a source of diverse data types and high-quality data which provides an unusually rich environment for development of novel tools using cutting-edge technologies. This has resulted in a number of web applications being developed, such as ChemiReg, ChromoHub, and UbiHub (see, which this post will further support and develop. Opportunities to develop additional data capture and dissemination web-based platforms will become available as new scientific projects are supported.

The post holder will be employed as IT-technician and report to Michael Sundström, and will in addition receive expert advice regarding the existing web platforms and applications and their further development by Matthieu Schapira, Head of Research Informatics at SGC, University of Toronto.


This large-scale project is a collaboration between the Karolinska Institutet, University of Oxford (UK), Goethe University Frankfurt and other partners in EU, UK and globally, with funding from the European Union and pharmaceutical company partners. EUbOPEN is conducted as an integrated project with the SGC. The EUbOPEN organization based at Karolinska Institutet comprises funding for around 20 staff members, and is expected to grow as additional funding becomes available. Overall, EUbOPEN has activities e.g. in structural and chemical biology, antibody production and characterization as well as functional studies of human proteins in disease relevant assays.

Your profile


  • A graduate degree in computer science or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Demonstrable web development experience to include the specification, management and delivery of web-based projects
  • Experience of developing within the Drupal and WordPress platforms
  • Demonstrated proficiency in web programming languages such as PHP, CSS3, JavaScript, Python and also standard toolkits such as jQuery and Node.js
  • A high level of competence in development and interactions with Oracle and MySQL databases
  • Well-organised with the ability to prioritise, and re-prioritise work in order to meet changing deadlines
  • English verbal and written communication skills working with stakeholders from different backgrounds, often remotely

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The Department of Medicine is since March 2015 one of the partners of the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC, and its Innovative Medicines Initiative (EU) projects which in part focus on the discovery and evaluation of novel targets in inflammatory diseases (ULTRA-DD 2015-2020 and EUbOPEN 2020-2025, The position is placed within the SGC-KI research team headed by Michael Sundström (Scientific Director), organized within the group of Professor Per-Johan Jakobsson, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Solna.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1666/2021
  • Michael Sundström , +46 070 654 46 62
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
Published 06.Apr.2021
Last application date 04.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

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