Research Administrator

Updated: about 2 months ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Strategic Research Program in Cancer at KI, Cancer Research KI, is an umbrella organisation with the aim to represent and facilitate the cancer research field at KI, which is a broad and multidisciplinary research area with research groups at all KI institutions.

The Cancer Research KI organisation is looking for a research administrator to help coordinate the initiatives of the program with a variety of duties with extra focus on communication, as a member of the administrative team of Cancer Research KI. The position will be financed 50% from EU grants and thus about half of the working time will be dedicated to administration of EU projects.

The position offers a varied spectrum of tasks:

  • Communication (web page, newsletters, social media, etc.)
  • Organizing and conducting events (meetings, workshops, conferences) of different sizes from seminars to larger conferences.
  • Participating in ongoing EU projects.
  • Assisting with administration of EU projects.

You will be based at Biomedicum but may attend meetings at several sites around KIs both campuses.

Your profile

We are looking for a person in there early career stage at KI, perhaps in the first years after Ph.D., or a highly experienced research and EU project administrator, to be a valuable member of the Cancer Research KI research coordination team, taking part in running the daily operations of the organization, project management and various responsibilities in ongoing EU projects.

You would preferably have a Ph.D. in the biomedical field, and/or very good prior knowledge of the KI system. It would also be an advantage if you have prior work experience from academia and/or industry with similar tasks. Good organizing skills are of great importance, with the ability to manage multiple projects, communicate with various stakeholders and work in a fast-paced environment. Good communication and data visualization skills are highly important, as well as an interest to develop communication channels for the organization. Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities such as communication and social skills and the ability to cooperate. Good written English skills are required and knowledge of Swedish (spoken/written) is advantageous.

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.

The Strategic Research Program in Cancer at KI, Cancer Research KI ( ), active at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, is an overall umbrella organization representing the cancer research at KI, which includes more that 400 research groups at all KI institutions. Cancer Research KI is an initiative funded by the Swedish government to strengthen and expand the already strong cancer research at Karolinska Institutet. Cancer Research KI works to increase contacts between cancer researchers from different disciplines, from basic tumour biology to clinical oncology. In addition, to increase cooperation with external actors such as other Universities (nationally and internationally), health care and industrial collaborators.


Welcome to apply at the latest 2024-05-31

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, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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