Karolinska Institutet

The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of 6 divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research. The department is one of the largest departments of education at Karolinska Institutet.

The research group lead by Associate Professor Eleni Aklillu at the division of clinical pharmacology, Department of Laboratory Medicine focuses on identifying genetic and environmental factors that contribute to inter-individual and inter-ethnic variation in drug disposition and treatment outcome. We are conducting various clinical research projects with focus on Global health pharmacology and treatment optimization of infectious diseases that are major public health problems in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

We are looking for a motivated research assistant on temporary basis who is interested in pharmacogenetics, and pharmacokinetics of drug used for treatment of HIV.

The research assistance will work on plasma and whole blood samples collected through a clinical trial project entitled “optimization of paediatric antiretroviral treatment in Ethiopia. The laboratory work involves, genomic DNA isolation, genotyping, quantification of plasm drug concentration using HPLC, Data base cleaning, data analysis and manuscript writing.

Entry requirements 
1.has been awarded advanced/second-cycle/master qualification (i.e. master degree) in Pharmacology

2. has acquired experience in clinical and laboratory data collection, entry, cleaning and laboratory analysis

3. Active participation in research and clinical trial involving children in Africa and publication on pediatric HIV is a special merit

Assessment criteria

  •  Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
  •  Analytical skill
  •  Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to the project

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

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4209/2019
  • Eleni Aklillu, 08-58587887
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Emilie Hultin, Annica Lindkvist, SACO, 08-52483286, 08-524 800 00
Published 19.Aug.2019
Last application date 29.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET