Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The position is in the Orthopedics research group. We are seeking a skilled and motivated research assistant to work in a team developing strategies for the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders especially in the field of osteoarthritis, and bone and tissue regeneration.

Description of the subject area

We study musculoskeletal disorders both at the clinical and molecular level in order to understand disease mechanisms. The research group is studying biomarkers of pain and tissue regeneration by utilizing diverse biochemical techniques. Identified biomarkers are evaluated functionally in in-vitro and in-vivo models.

Your Role

The project includes studies of human musculoskeletal tissues collected from patients suffering with knee joint osteoarthritis. The tasks involve histological and biochemical analysis of tissues biopsies collected during joint replacement surgery with aim to understand the underlying mechanisms of pain and tissue degeneration.

Eligibility requirements

We are looking for a candidate with a master's degree in molecular biology or related subject. A PhD in a relevant field is an advantage. In addition, the applicant must have:

  • Experience in basic lab methods, immunohistochemistry, western blot, RNA extraction and quantitative PCR. 
  • Experience of handling human biopsies.
  • Experience of working with primary cells and cell lines, knowledge, and experience of gene modification techniques. 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work both independently and in collaboration with colleagues, and the ability to document work.  

Personal suitability is an important criterion.

Location: Solna


The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV and a personal letter. Welcome to apply at the latest September 24th  2023.

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3329/2023
  • Aisha Ahmed, PhD,
Union representative
  • Virpi Töhönen, SACO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR,
Published 29.Aug.2023
Last application date 24.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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