Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with other research groups from the Karolinska Institutet, with other universities as well as the Stockholm County Council.
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MultipleMS is a CNS/KI coordinated EU/Horizon2020-funded consortium that aims to develop, validate and exploit methods for patient stratification in Multiple Sclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disease and a leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young adults.

MultipleMS will utilize uniquely large clinical cohorts with multiple data types, including genetic and lifestyle information, in combination with publically available multi-omics maps to identify biomarkers of the clinical course and the response to existing therapies, and to gain in-depth knowledge of distinct pathogenic pathways setting the stage for development of new interventions.

To create strategic global synergies, MultipleMS includes 21 partners (from 12 countries) and covers not only the necessary clinical, biological, and computational expertise, but also includes six industry partners ensuring dissemination and exploitation of the methods and expertise to ensure optimal selection and validation of clinically relevant biomarkers and new targets.

You will be responsible for the coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of the activities of the MultipleMS project and ensuring consistency with our strategy, commitments and goals. You will also manage genetic and phenotypic data and carryout statistical genetic analysis within the project.

Specific tasks include:

  • Maintain regular interactions with the MultipleMS partners, work package leads and working groups at a scientific level to ensure progress and clear reporting. Liaise with the financial coordinator at KI’s Grants Office
  • Assist in preparing and submitting periodic reports and a final report compliant with the European Commission guidelines and requirements. This includes developing and circulating customized reporting templates to all partners and monitoring progress.
  • Assist in monitoring overall project planning, milestones and deliverables by means of providing support to the consortium in order to realise the milestones and deliverables.
  • Maintain copies of all ethical approvals and work with all partners to maintain records and archive material to ensure compliance with the best practice.
  • Work with the coordinators and the Innovation team in exploration of potential commercial and complementing funding opportunities and prepare draft proposals.
  • Assure that all MultipleMS related information is distributed to the partners in a comprehensive and timely manner
  • Schedule consortium (tele) conferences and periodical face-to-face consortium meetings, facilitate organization of the meetings, collect partners’ input on agenda, make meeting notes and collect input and prepare plans for final approval and decision making by the Executive Board.
  • Manage genetic and phenotypic data
  • Carry out statistical genetic analyses for several traits related to severity of MS

Entry requirements

  • Ph.D. with substantial experience in the field of genetics of neuroinflammatory and/or neurodegenerative diseases
  • Experience with practical aspects of project management
  • Substantial knowledge and experience of carrying out analysis in the field of statistical genetics
  • Excellent command of the English language

Key competencies

  • Skills in writing scientific reports, especially meriting with experience of writing reports in EU projects
  • Substantial documented experience of using software for genetic analysis (e.g. R, PLINK, Haploview) and handling large data sets in databases (e.g. BC platforms)
  • Excellent social and communication skills, assertive personality
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and organizing skills

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.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible, upon agreement
Salary Månadslön
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1228/2017
  • Ingrid Kockum, professor, MultipleMS coordinator, ingrid.kockum@ki.se
  • Maja Jagodic, MultipleMS co-coordinator , maja.jagodic@ki.se
  • Kajsa Agnevik, HR administrator, 08-524 832 82
Union representative
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37, arsalan.amir@ki.se
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR, 08-524 810 63, gunnel.brolin@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 08.Mar.2017
Last application date 21.Mar.2017 11:59 PM CET

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