Professor of Bioinformatics
Karolinska Institute Department of Biosciences and Nutrition

Professor in Bioinformatics

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition

- with focus on research

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The department of Biosciences and Nutrition (BioNut) is looking for a Professor in Bioinformatics. BioNut provides an attractive environment for research in medical and molecular genetics with close connections to the hospital (K) in Huddinge and supporting infrastructures. The department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Your mission

The employment has a focus on research. The main area of expertise is bioinformatics as this competence is needed more and more due to the accumulation of large-scale datasets in genomics.

Your mission will be:

  • to carry out and lead excellent research in bioinformatics, taking advantage of large-scale patient genomics datasets, with independent responsibility for research funding
  • to be active in high quality research education and undergraduate teaching at Bionut and KI
  • to lead the development in the bioinformatics area at BioNut and KI campus South, and advise our local core facility in genomics at BioNut (BEA).

The successful candidate is thus expected to strengthen and develop the field of bioinformatics at the department and at KI with his or her strong expertise. It is expected that the Professor will take responsibility for the management of her/his research group and is able to contribute to teaching at the department.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as Professor the applicant must have demonstrated both research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

The successful candidate should have a well-documented background in human genomics research with specialization in bioinformatics, and substantial experience of analysis of large-scale genomic data. The candidate should have a proven track record of clinical collaboration as well as of international collaborative projects in the genomics area.

Bases of assessment

The Professorship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise (2), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2).

The applicant shall also have completed courses of 10 weeks of higher education training in teaching or have equivalent competence in accordance with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher. If the person appointed for the position is lacking such education at the time of the employment, the appointee must undergo such education during the first two years of employment.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates, KI will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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: Flemingsberg- Department of Biosciences and Nutrition,


An application must contain the following documents in English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefor be written in English.

Welcome to apply!

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

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Flemingsberg
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-672/2019
Head of Department Karl Ekwall, 08-524 810 39
Union representative
Anders Lindholm, OFR , 08-524 810 12
Henry Wölling, SEKO , 08-524 840 80
Chandrashekar Bangalore Revanna, SACO , 073-083 98 85
Published 25.Jun.2020
Last application date 17.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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