External Relations Officer – Coordinator for industry cooperation in precision medicine to KI
Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a national research center for molecular life sciences. At SciLifeLab, operations are focused on life science, a globally important and well-invested field of research that makes a difference in areas such as health, environment and climate, agriculture and forestry, and bioenergy. We intertwine several of the components needed to meet the societal challenges we face today: high-tech analysis methods, handling large amounts of research data and interdisciplinary collaborations. And since we do it with a national assignment from the government, and the activity is run as a joint university collaboration, there is no profit interest, only the endeavor to enable research that would otherwise not be feasible in Sweden. We have established precision medicine and diagnostics as a focus area to increase our ability to make service available and link technology infrastructure, research and data-driven life science.
This service is connected to the joint innovation environment for the introduction of technologies to the clinic, set up by Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, and SciLifeLab.
The position is at Karolinska Institutet (KI), at the Department of Oncology-Pathology. KI is one of the world’s leading medical universities that drives the development of knowledge about life and works for better health for all. At the Department of Oncology-Pathology at KI, we have a strong research environment around translational cancer research and precision cancer medicine (PCM) and work to better understand the causes of cancer and to identify new diagnostics and treatments. We conduct both research and teaching in close collaboration with several businesses within the Stockholm Region.
We are looking for someone who is very driven and experienced in project management and coordination and has deep knowledge of the life science sector in Sweden. The position we offer is an exciting and responsible role within one of Europe’s most prominent research environments.
The role includes identifying, establishing, coordinating and following up collaborative projects for the Swedish node of the Testing and Experimenting Facility (TEF) Health project with a specific focus on precision medicine and actors within the life science industry in Sweden and globally. The TEF-Health Swedish node is a collaboration between the Center for Imaging Research (CIR) at KI, New Karolinska Hospital, RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden) and SciLifeLab. The position also includes communication and support for the SciLifeLab Precision Medicine Capability vis-à-vis industry and industry organizations, coordination with the innovation system, identification of financing opportunities and financing models as well as support for the development and establishment of general collaboration strategies within precision medicine.
The daily work takes place in close dialogue with the SciLifeLab Precision Medicine Capability and the collaboration office at the SciLifeLab Operations Office. The collaboration office focuses specifically on collaboration strategy between SciLifeLab’s academic research environments and the industry and healthcare sector. You will be employed at the KI department of Oncology-Pathology, but the work will take place at SciLifeLab’s office in Solna. National and international travel may occur.
We are looking for someone who is independent and driven, very efficient and who quickly gets a good view of the whole. You have the ability to see opportunities for change, innovation and improvement in operations, the capacity to push through new initiatives, and have a keen sense of the importance of clear and informative communication. You have a high work capacity and are focused, but also an unassuming team player who is not afraid to roll up your sleeves to help where needed.
- MSc in a scientific field that is close to SciLifeLab’s core areas (biomedicine, molecular biology, chemistry, environmental research, or equivalent).
- Disputed in an area close to SciLifeLab’s core areas (“molecular life sciences”)
- Project management training
Required experience and skills
- At least 5 years of work experience from a research administrative area with a connection to innovation development and collaboration.
- Very good knowledge of English and Swedish, orally and in writing.
- Experience from work that touches several sectors (academia, industry, healthcare)
- Strong contact network within academia, industry, healthcare and authorities
- You have documented good administrative and organizational skills and a structured way of working.
Meritorious experience and skills
- Documented ability to create and maintain large networks of people, as well as ability to communicate in an efficient and pleasant way.
- Great creativity and commitment to strategic business development.
- Experience of legal issues in the public sector and/or policy development.
- Innovation management
- International experience
- Business/entrepreneurial experience
- Experience in precision medicine, project management, process work, establishment and follow-up of strategic collaborations, and policy development is advantageous.
To thrive with us, you must want to become part of a professional team in an international and dynamic environment with a fast pace, challenging tasks and a fast pace of development.
Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and documented ability to be initiative-taking, flexible and self-motivated as a person. You have very good social skills, are trustworthy and can easily make new contacts.
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 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.
Location: SciLifeLab, Solna
Welcome to apply at the latest August 4.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, we want you to include a letter of motivation (1 A4). We would like your application to be written in English, but it is also fine to apply in Swedish.
We are looking for a full-time coordinator. Lower scope of employment can be discussed at the employment interview, but at least 50%. This position is for 1 year with possibility to apply for future permanent position.
Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all