Published: 08-12-2021 11:21 | Updated: 09-12-2021 17:21

Coordinator for Data Driven Life Science at Karolinska Institutet

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Data Driven Life Science (DDLS) is a growing field and may include several existing and planned projects and initiatives at Karolinska Institutet (KI) that would benefit from coordination to improve collaboration and find synergies.
For that purpose, KI needs to build a DDLS community that involves scientists recruited to SciLifeLab and Wallenberg national program for DDLS and other DDLS-related scientists at KI.

KI will now employ a part time coordinator for the purpose of building a community with a platform for networking, activities and communication with the management level.

Task assignments

The coordinator should:

  • Establish a platform for the community
  • Build an organization for the community
  • Map operations and infrastructure
  • Arrange activities such as seminars and networking
  • Identify concerns, obstacles and needs for resources and competence among DDLS scientists
  • Participate in and coordinate with a working group at the KI management level for DDLS matters


The candidate must have a PhD in a relevant research area. Experience with DDLS-type research is a merit. The coordinator should have good knowledge of KI´s organization. The candidate should also have skills in management and cooperation, and the ability to gather and develop a community like DDLS.

The assignment

  • must be combined with an existing employment at KI.
  • comprises 50 percent of a full-time position.
  • is limited to three years with the possibility of extension.


You can either send your application to Karolinska Institutet, Registrator, 171 77 Stockholm or email your application marked with Dnr 2-5400/2021 to no later than 16 January, 2022.

The application should include:

  • a motivation letter describing your interest in the assignment (maximum one A4 page)
  • relevant competence and experience (one page)
  • CV (two pages)
  • full contact details for up to three references

The applications will be reviewed by a small group appointed and chaired by Professor Martin Bergö.

For more information, please contact Martin Bergö.