At the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology we teach and conduct internationally acclaimed, high-quality research in Physiology, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Intensive care. We have around 400 employees, 30 research groups, and 90 doctoral students. Our research fields include cellular signaling, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, neuropsychopharmacology, neuroinflammation, pharmacogenetics, regenerative medicine, Renal System, anesthesiology and intensive care, muscle physiology and pain. Our collaboration with the clinics at Karolinska University Hospital provides unique opportunities for translational research within our subjects. More information about research at

The Administrative Division consists of ten employees with responsibility within HR, finance, IT, communication and other internal services.

As Grant Administrator/Research Administrator you will assist the department's researchers in identifying, applying and coordinating external research funding opportunities. You will have the administrative responsibility that the applications will be properly designed and to reach the grant donors in time. 

You will assist with text processing and you have knowledges of the specific submission policies and requirements that follows each grant. An important part of the work is to communicate with funders and project partners in Swedish and English and in close cooperation with the principal investigators/researchers, Grants Office and the department's other administration staff and management.

You will also assist clinical researchers to set up human ethical applications, study protocols and other formal documentation needed to receive ethical and legal approval to launch translational and clinical studies.

We are looking for a person with experience in similar work in Life Science. You have the appropriate degree and/or have worked with medical communication and research administration. You should have very good administrative skills and be able to structure your work. Very good English language skills are required, orally and in writing. You can with ease proofread English and Swedish and assess English and Swedish popular science text. You should be able to work in a deadline-driven environment. PhD degree and experience of research is a merit.

The work requires accuracy, a distinct responsibility and sense of service. You should have the ability to build good relationships and be able to work in collaboration with the Administrative Division to accomplish the goals of the Department. Special emphasis will be put on personal suitability.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
At Karolinska Institutet a six month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1008/2018
  • Håkan Westerblad,
Union representative
  • Bo Rydqvist, SACO, 08-524 872 67,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 23.Feb.2018
Last application date 22.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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