Research Engineer - a developer with data engineering focus

Updated: about 2 months ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Do you want to contribute to cutting edge AI algorithms for medical images?

Are you intrigued by artificial intelligence (AI) and what it will accomplish for medical imaging? Do you want to be part of that development and further develop our database and infrastructure containing millions of medical images and other data?

We are a multidisciplinary research team working at the cutting edge of AI development and validation in breast cancer imaging. We are involved in the EU project EUCAIM which aims to create a federated pan-European infrastructure for cancer images.

Our research focus is on training, validating, and thoroughly analyzing the performance of AI models. Our stack uses both local and S3 storage-as well as cloud solutions. We have access to powerful GPUs in the KI network. No development and no exploration can happen without a cutting edge back-end with a database storing all data.

Your mission

As a backend & data engineer, you will develop the interface to the database and refine its current functionality of the database itself. You will help our team's researchers to extract the correct data and create valuable datasets. In addition, you will be our main representative in the EU project EUCAIM which is a collaboration between over 60 European institutions. You will contribute to creating the first European-wide infrastructure for cancer images.

More about us

Our research group is diverse, with devoted and creative professionals from different countries. We are pushing the boundaries of transparency and fairness in AI for healthcare. Our group has expertise in radiology, biostatistics, and machine learning. In addition, we have a strong collaboration with research groups at KTH. Our international collaborations include University of California San Francisco and Berkeley.

Your profile

You should have:

  • A university degree at Master level in a relevant area
  • Professional experience from working with data engineering for medical imaging
  • Experience from working with NoSQL databases
  • Professional experience from working in large international projects
  • Excellent communication skills in English

It is a merit if you have:

  • Experience from working with MongoDB
  • Experience from supporting an academic research group with data engineering
  • Experience from working in an EU-funded project
  • Experience from working with breast radiology images

In the personal letter, we encourage you to clearly point out what in your background meets, or exceeds, the criteria above; as well as which criteria you do not meet.

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

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Welcome to apply at the latest 20th May.

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.

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

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