Want to contribute to better health for all?
Karolinska Institutet's vision is to be one of the leading medical universities in the world. Our committed and competent employees make this possible. At BEA, the core facility for Bioinformatics and Expression Analysis at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition in Huddinge, we can offer a great opportunity for the right person to develop new skills and get the chance to contribute to the development of many widespread and interesting research projects.

Your mission
BEA, the core facility for bioinformatics and expression analysis, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet is looking for a temporary full time research engineer backfilling during a maternity leave.
The successful candidate will be responsible for various sequencing and microarray based expression and genotyping analyses. This includes all steps from assisting in experimental design, DNA/RNA purification, sample preparation and labeling, sequencing library preparation, gene expression/genotyping analysis by microarray and NGS including data analysis. The position will also include method development and validation, responsibility for quality management and coordination of the quality work.

Who You are
The successful applicant should have:

  1. Degree in molecular biology or equivalent.
  2. Experience of working with DNA and/or RNA based high throughput functional genomics technologies is required.
  3. Experience in working with DNA and/or RNA extraction methods.
  4. Experience in working with the Affymetrix and Illumina platforms.
  5. The applicant must have experience with working at a core facility or equivalent.
  6. The work is performed in close collaboration within the unit and with our customers. Good communication skills in both Swedish and English are thus necessary.
  7. The successful candidate should show an interest in employing new technologies, be used to pursue lab work requiring high precision and be used to working in a dynamic environment with deadlines to meet.

 We put great emphasis on personal suitability.

What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to drive the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. Here, we conduct successful medical research and have the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university. This means you get good benefits through our collective agreement, generous holiday and a good occupational pension. You get to practice freely in our modern gym and receive reimbursement for medical care.


The BEA laboratory is located in the NEO building at the Karolinska South Campus in Huddinge. Today the group includes four research engineers and two bioinformaticians.
The core facility is responsible for performing high throughput assays including gene expression profiling, genotyping, methylation analysis, chromatin immunoprecipitation and sequencing. The services are very broad and ranges from experimental planning to bioinformatic support. Read more at; http://www.bea.ki.se


The application should be in pdf format and contain a maximum of four A4 pages in total and must contain the following documents;
- One page cover letter.
- One to two page CV.
References or a letter of recommendation will be requested at a later stage.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  
At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Want to make a difference? Find a job with us - and contribute to better health for everyone?

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment December
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4492/2019
  • Fredrik Fagerström Billai, +46-8-524 835 43
  • Thomas Tinglöv, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80
  • Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-8-524 810 28
Published 09.Sep.2019
Last application date 30.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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