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The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

The prostate cancer group at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) are now looking for a system and database developer who matches our level of ambition to drastically decrease prostate cancer mortality.

The prostate cancer group at MEB is at the international forefront of prostate cancer research and led by professor Henrik Grönberg. One example is a new prostate cancer test, the STHLM3 test that has been developed by our group (www. Sthlm3.se). We are developing a personalized prostate cancer management pipeline using a combination of genomics, proteomics and imaging, which will detect prostate cancer earlier and personalize the treatment to maximize its effect. The group consists of epidemiologists, clinicians, statisticians, molecular biotechnologists, database administrators, and bioinformaticians and provides a vibrant and stimulating working atmosphere.


As a system developer and database administrator working with us, you will play a central role to develop systems for managing complex data collected within the personalized prostate cancer management pipeline. For example, we continuously collect data on all PSA tests and prostate biopsies performed in Stockholm (to date 1.5 million PSA tests on 450.000 men), which are linked with registers from Statistics Sweden (SCB) and the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen). We also collect large imaging files and large-scale genomics data, setting high requirements for building scalable and well-managed systems. This position therefore requires close interaction with researchers, data providers (registers and governmental agencies, labs, hospitals, and researchers), and database administrators to get data in and out of the system for continued processing, analysis, and interpretation by statistical experts and researchers. You will work actively with the researchers and will be well integrated in the research process.

Your daily work will be a mix of system development, maintenance of existing systems and data handling and manipulation (edit/ transform, load, extract).

Entry requirements

We require that you have:

- University education in systems development (Swedish “systemvetenskap”), computer science or similar
- Minimum of 3 years experience of system development in a relational database systems context (SQL)
- Minimum of 3 years experience of macro programming in SAS
- Minimum of 3 years experience of data handling (edit/transform, load, extract) with SAS
- Minimum of 3 years experience of working with TLG in SAS
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

It is qualifying if you have:

- Academic degree in systems development, computer science or similar education
- Experience from working with Oracle SQL database system
- Experience of database reporting tools and practices
- Experience of systems development in other environments than SAS and SQL
- Experience of working with register based data (from Socialstyrelsen, SCB etc)
- Good knowledge in Swedish

It’s an additional advantage if you have:

- Experience of working with clinical data
- Experience of working in a research environment, preferably medical
- Experience of working with tools for secure handling of sensitive information (i.e. encryption)
- Knowledge of Swedish/European legislation regarding handling of personal information

We are looking for you who are highly collegial, and are able to work well in a cross-disciplinary team as well as having the ability to work independently. Further, you should possess exceptional organizational skills, show great attention to detail, know how to successfully multitask, and are able to describe past examples of having developed structured approaches to solving unanticipated and complex problems. You should have excellent analytical skills, possess curiosity and creativity.

Application process
The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Detta är en jobbannons med titeln "SAS developer and database manager" hos företaget Karolinska Institutet, MEB och publicerades på webbjobb.io den 23 november 2016 klockan 11:30.

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