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Software developer Job at Karolinska Institute, Sweden 2022


Software developer Job is available for master’s degree candidates in machine learning, software engineering at Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institute, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Software developer
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS)

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden


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Qualification Details

We are looking for you who have the required background and the capability to work in a cross-disciplinary team, to be independent and able to take initiatives as well as to find solutions. The applicant must also possess good organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication abilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • At minimum a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g., IT, engineer, statistics).
  • Work experience in data analysis or related field (e.g., as a statistician, data scientist, data architect).
  • Experience with multiple statistical software (e.g., R, Stata, Mplus).
  • Statistical computing and graph skills 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Master or doctoral degree in a quantitative discipline.
  • Experience with machine learning on large datasets.
  • Experience of working with tools for secure handling of sensitive information (i.e. encryption).
  • Experience with database languages (e.g., SQL, MongoDB).
  • Experience in web development and maintenance (e.g., PHP, HTML, JavaScript).
  • Knowledge with both Windows and Linux system, services and networks.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are looking for a highly capable software developer with a central role in the development of the National E-Infrastructure on Aging Research (NEAR). NEAR consists of 15 databases derived from longitudinal cohort studies located in different geographical areas in Sweden. The databases participating in NEAR include more than 180,000 people over age 50. Advanced statistical skills and solid IT background will be necessary for the harmonization of the data, for data analysis, and for technical development. This position requires close interaction with researchers, data providers, and local database administrators to get data in and out of the system for continued processing, analysis, and interpretation by statistical experts and researchers, as well as IT manager for the development of IT infrastructure. Your daily work will be a mix of system development, maintenance of existing systems, system communication, data handling and manipulation (edit/transform, load, extract), and statistical strategy for harmonization.

The software developer will be a member of the research group and will have the opportunity to carry out his/her own research projects.

This is a temporary full-time position of two years.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-1955/2022

Application Procedure

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

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

- A complete CV including degree date and degree title

- A personal letter including a summary of current work (no more than one page)

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

About the Department/Section/Group

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cell levels to clinical research and societal studies. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at basic and advanced levels. The Department has approximately 520 employees and a revenue 2021 of 483 million SEK. It comprises seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

Aging Research Center (ARC), a division within NVS, is located at KI Campus Solna, Stockholm. It is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, psychiatry, geriatrics), psychology (e.g., cognition, structural, functional, and molecular brain imaging), and social gerontology (e.g., sociology, public health, social epidemiology, social work). The center has around 70 employees, it has a strong focus on research with unique research resources, such as large-scale longitudinal studies and nationwide registries.

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Note or Other details

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

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Contact details

  • Debora Rizzuto, Principal Researcher, [email protected]
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR partner, 08-52486812

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