Front-end developer for personalised cancer medicine platforms

Karolinska Institutet

Application deadline

January 15, 2023

Front-end developer for personalised cancer medicine platforms

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Karolinska Institutet is one of the four founding universities for the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), which is today’s Sweden national infrastructure and research center in technology driven life science. At the Department of Oncology-Pathology basic, translational and clinical research and educational activities related to cancer is carried out. Approximately 300 people from over 40 nations are currently working at the department. About 30 research groups with various cancer research profiles are involved and we have around 110 PhD students. The Department of Oncology-Pathology is responsible for undergraduate courses in Pathology, Oncology and Forensic Medicine for medical students, as well as for Tumor biology courses for biomedicine students and Pathology courses for opticians.

The position will be placed in the group headed by Professor Janne Lehtiö at SciLifeLab. This is a translational group of scientists from various disciplines with a drive to develop new omics technologies to study the molecular profile of tumors and improve personalized cancer treatments. We offer a stimulating and diverse work environment in a team of very motivated co-workers with expertise in cutting-edge technology and translational science projects in the field of oncology.

Your mission

The candidate will complement the current staff working in the Molecular Tumor Board Portal (MTBP), an academic clinical decision support system that interprets the molecular profiles of tumor cells and reports back the results to medical teams. The employment is a temporary position of 1 year.

We are looking for a front-end developer for the following tasks:

  • Develop and integrate visual tools to communicate results to medical teams.
  • Improve existing frontend interfaces to better support current and future projects.
  • Document, maintain and troubleshoot front-end issues.
  • Collaborate and communicate with the MTBP team and third parties.

Your profile

The candidate should prove experience in the following:

  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • jQueryHTML and CSS knowledge
  • Javascript frameworks (e.g. React, Angular, Vue)
  • Producing visualizations of scientific data
  • Use of database systems (e.g. SQL, Mongo, Postgres)
  • Ability to discern good web design and develop features to enhance the users’ experience
  • PHP knowledge

And to a lesser extent:

  • Use of Version Control tools (e.g. Git)
  • Experience with graphic design applications (e.g. Adobe Creative suite, Figma, Inkplot, Gimp)
  • Remote server management
  • Familiar with containerization (e.g. Docker, Singularity)
  • Comfortable working in Unix/Linux environments

The candidate should also have excellent communication and collaborative skills. A degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatic, Molecular Biology or Web design related disciplines is a plus.

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: Solna

Type of employment: Temporary position 3-6 months

Contract type: Full time

First day of employmentAccording to agreement

Salary: Monthly salary

Number of positions: 1

Full-time equivalent100%

City: Solna

County: Stockholms län

Country: Sweden

Reference number: STÖD 2-5299/2022


Helena Bäckvall,

Janne Lehtiö,

Union representative:

Per Hydbring, SACO/Nick Tobin, SACO,

Henry Wölling, SEKO,

Helen Eriksson, OFR,

Published: 23.Dec.2022

Last application date: 15.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

Last updated: 2022-12-27

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