Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge

Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre (ICMC)

ICMC is a research collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and AstraZeneca. The goal of the center is to identify and validate new target molecules within the cardiovascular area and metabolic diseases. Special focus is placed on the strategic research areas: Cardiac Regeneration, Islet Health (Diabetes) and Diabetic Nephropathy. This position offers direct collaborations with the Pharma Industry (i.e. AstraZeneca).

The successful candidate will work as technical assistant/laboratory manager under the group leader. The position offers an opportunity to participate in research projects to design and implement experiments and tests; document, analyze, and interpret results. The position involves work in molecular and cell biology. Responsibilities will include supervision of mouse colonies including genotyping and functional analysis via echocardiography, ensuring proper laboratory equipment; ensuring the efficient operation of the research laboratory; ordering supplies; ensuring compliance with environment, health, and safety policies and procedures and training new members of the lab.

Entry requirements
The applicants should have a minimum of Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in medical science or cellular and molecular biology; willingness to work with mice; good experience with echocardiography and genotyping; PCR and qRT-PCR; primary cardiac-cell isolation and culture; Western blotting; cloning and bacterial culture; an awareness of the critical aspects of laboratory and chemical safety and the ability to follow procedures and maintain a safe work environment; strong communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Seek self-motivated and well organized critical thinker with excellent time management skills who can effectively work in a dynamic and diverse laboratory setting. Good ability to communicate in both English and Swedish is required.

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 is to be submitted on the Varbi system.

Note: The following documents should be enclosed with your application in English.

- Cover letter and CV. CV should include contact details of at least 2 reference persons.

- Copy of degree certificate and grades

- Copy of any previous publications, if any.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Working hours 50%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4664/2018
  • Ralph Knöll, ralph.knoell@ki.se
Union representative
  • Yvonne Edlund OFR/ST , yvonne.edlund@ki.se
  • Mats Rudling, SACO, mats.rudling@ki.se
Published 31.Aug.2018
Last application date 21.Sep.2018 11:59 PM CET