Karolinska Institutet

Dep. of Medicine, Huddinge
The Department of Medicine, Huddinge, conducts preclinical and clinical research in a variety of areas and undergraduate and graduate education. The department is internationally oriented and consists of seven units with a total of nearly 60 research groups, including three research centers. Our ambition is to be the leading department for medical research and education.

The Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre (ICMC) has recently been established as a research collaboration between Karolinska Institute and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to address a variety of strategic research areas. The ICMC creates a unique interface between academia and industry, provides outstanding infrastructure, and aims to develop innovative therapeutic approaches. 

Research Group
The research group is led by Professor Ken Chien and is located in the Dept. of Medicine, Huddinge and Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Solna. The team consists of physicians and scientists who are focused on studying cardiogenesis in multiple model organisms and its implications for regenerative medicine. The research goal is to find novel pathways and principles for regenerative medicine in general, and to repair damaged cardiac muscle cells in particular.

Conditional Circumstances
We are seeking a laboratory technician who will devote 80% of his/her time to lab duties and 20% of his/her time to administrative duties.

Your main priority will be to provide assistance to a senior researcher in the lab in the execution of experiments relating to the study of heart regeneration. This will involve: cryosectioning, immunofluorescent staining, in situ hybridization, generation of BSL-2 level recombinant proteins, fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) and differentiation of cardiac progenitor cells from hESCs. Depending on the project progress you will be expected to learn and apply new techniques.

On the administrative side, you will be expected to manage Prof. Chien’s calendar and meetings, create Prof. Chien’s agenda and organizing meetings internally and externally, assist researchers on filling in Timesheets for European Grants.

Entry requirements
A suitable background is a Bachelors or Master degree in a relevant area. You must have a good understanding of basic molecular biology techniques and at least 2 years of cell culture experience, with excellent sterile handling techniques. Experience in culturing either mouse or human embryonic stem cells, or other stem cells such as mesenchymal stem cells will be meriting. Experience in working under BSL-2 conditions and operating a FACS machine will be highly valued but not absolutely necessary.

Experience of successfully and independently running even a small project from beginning to end including basic interpretation of your data with reportable results would be meriting.

Skills and personal qualities
You are thorough, diligent and used to documenting and organizing your work. You work in a clean and precise way. We expect you to be a positive, flexible person with good communication skills who appreciates being in a highly dynamic international research team. Due to the progressive nature of a scientific project we expect you to be comfortable with learning new methods. You can work independently after training but are still a team player and very service minded. Strong organizational skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles will be critical.

Furthermore, you have excellent communication skills in English in both writing and speaking. 

Application process
The application must contain the following documents in Swedish or English:
- A personal letter
- Curriculum vitae 

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Type of employment 临时职位(6个月以上)
Contract type Full time
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4362/2018
  • Katarina Drakenberg, katarina.drakenberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Yvonne Edlund OFR/ST , yvonne.edlund@ki.se
  • Mats Rudling, SACO, mats.rudling@ki.se
Published 17.Aug.2018
Last application date 26.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET