Research Specialist in Health Informatics

Karolinska Institute Stockholm


July 31, 2021


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The activities at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) include education and research in systems, leadership and management in health care, lifelong learning for healthcare professionals, ethics and policy issues related to health care and research, health care information systems, social innovation and suicide prevention. We run three master's programmes and several executive and professional education courses. We collaborate with Region Stockholm, various authorities and companies, as well as with patient organizations.

Within our research group in Health Informatics Center, you will find a unique opportunity to work closely together with cutting edge researchers in the intersection between healthcare organization and technology. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you may contribute to high quality research on an internationally competitive level.

Your mission

You will be working in our innovation action cybersecurity project SECANT (SECurity And privacy protectioN in Internet of Things devices). Your mission will focus on the research activities around cybersecurity and privacy within Healthcare, as well as to the scientific development and validation of cybersecurity tools for

  • collaborative threat intelligence collection, analysis and sharing;
  • innovative risk analysis specifically designed for interconnected nodes of a healthcare ecosystem;
  • cutting-edge trust and accountability mechanisms for data protection
  • security awareness training for more informed security choices.
  • In this role, you will be responsible for the research tasks related to the development and implementation of research-oriented cybersecurity software components. Your responsibilities will extend from scientific system design and architecture to high-level programming, performance testing, and systems integration.

    Eligibility requirements

    To be eligible for employment as a Research Specialist, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated research expertise as well as have documented research experience after defending their doctoral dissertation.

    Assessment criteria

    It is mandatory that the applicant meets the following requirements:

  • Ph.D. in computer engineering, computer science, health informatics.
  • Advanced knowledge of front-end languages including HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, C++, and JQuery.
  • Back-end languages including Java, Python, Rails, Ruby, .NET, and PHP.
  • Familiarity with JavaScript frameworks and docker environment.
  • English on a professional level.
  • It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Knowledge of database systems and SQL and MongoDB
  • Good communication skills.
  • Previous proven experience in EU H2020 projects.
  • It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Previous experience as research engineer.
  • High-level project management skills.
  • After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

    What do we offer?

    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 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.

    Location: Solna


    We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

    Welcome to apply at the latest July 31, 2021.

    The application must 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
    First day of employment omg
    Salary Månadslön
    Number of positions 1
    Working hours 100 %
    City Solna
    County Stockholms län
    Country Sweden
    Reference number STÖD 2-3332/2021
    • Sokratis Nifakos, PI,
    Union representative
    • Jayne Alfredsson, SACO-S,
    • Shahla Rostami, OFR,
    • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
    Published 08.Jul.2021
    Last application date 31.Jul.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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