Bioinformaticians at Karolinska Institutet, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Are you looking for a position where your work makes life-changing, real-world impact?
We are now looking for 1-2 bioinformaticians who can help us bring genomics-based technologies to routine clinical use in Sweden.
The Clinical Genomics unit is a national research infrastructure at SciLifeLab in Stockholm. Together with caregivers in Sweden, we aim to make advanced clinical tests based on massively parallel DNA sequencing an integrated part of the routine diagnostics in the healthcare sector. Our mission is to ensure that the diagnostics offered in Sweden is at the international forefront. Clinical Genomics today consists of 12 employees and works in close collaboration with other researchers at SciLifeLab and with the healthcare system. We have a technical state-of-the-art capability to carry out NGS, including MiSeq, HiSeq 2500 and HiSeq X instrumentation and an automated library preparation capability.
We are now looking for talented, highly motivated bioinformaticians to join the team.
Those appointed will be expected to work with clinicians, geneticists, software developers, programmers and molecular biologists.
We can offer a creative environment where the mission is to improve the patient management by moving towards personalised medicine, exciting work tasks, and a team spirit aiding us to more quickly achieve our common goals. On the technical level our work is highly competitive at the international level; we actively work to test the boundaries and develop our bioinformatic tools and services further.
You are a careful and detail oriented person, not afraid of taking responsibility, and you appreciate working with the latest technology in a rapidly developing field. You have a strong desire to further develop the service offerings and solve problems where and when they arise.

Primary duties

• Development of analysis tools and strategies for clinical NGS data
• Establish and continuously improve analysis pipelines
• Engage in discussions with scientists and health care professionals for translating NGS into routine clinical use


• M.Sc. degree in a field related to the position (eg maths, physics or computer-science) or comparable documented experience
• Excellent programming skills in foremost Python
• Experience of using Linux/UNIX systems
• Experience using version control software, such as git
• Fluency in English

Experience (meriting)

• Familiar with NGS data and analysis of biological data
• Software development
• Bash, Java and other programming languages
• Experience with databases
• Personal qualifications that enhance collaboration internally and externally / team spirit, excellent communication skills
Application deadline is Oct 30, 2015. Please apply early; interviews will be held throughout the application period.
Both positions are full time. A probationary period of 6 months will be applied.
The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork system. In your application letter, please also clearly explain your motivation for applying for one of the positions.
The position will formally be at the Department of Microbiology, Tumour and Cell biology at KI. All work is carried out at SciLifeLab.
Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a national center for large-scale life science research. Our aim is to enable researchers in Sweden to decipher molecular mechanisms relating to health and environment.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

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Type of employment: Probationary period
Working hours:Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Working hours 100%
City: Solna
County: Stockholms län
Reference number 2-3384/2015

Published 23.Sep.2015
Last application date 30.Oct.2015 11:59 PM CET

Contact information: 

Union representative:
Cecilia Björkdahl, SACO , 08-524 872 65
Torbjörn Laggar, OFR, 08-524 862 12
Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, 08-524 880 75

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