Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Ivarsson Team is part of the larger Björkström group at the Center for Infectious Medicine, ANA Futura, Department of Medicine in Huddinge. The goal of the team is to perform world-leading research within human uterine immunology, with the aim of translating the new knowledge to clinical settings. By combining analysis on human uterine immune cells with clinical and diagnostic information, we aim to identify biomarkers that can help to determine a woman’s individual risk of suffering pregnancy complications.

Your mission

We are looking to recruit a talented and ambitious research assistant who will be working with PhD students, postdocs and research midwives to investigate uterine immune cells, particularly NK cells, in the context of IVF, spontaneous bleeding during early pregnancy, and in healthy uterine tissues obtained from biopsies and abortions. A full-time position is available for 1 year. You will have the opportunity to put your experimental skills to good use, while also learning new techniques. Your experimental duties will be varied including opportunities to use cutting-edge technologies for the isolation, characterisation, preservation, and culturing of primary cells. We are looking for a flexible, highly motivated and well-organized person that must have good communication skills and ability to interact well with colleagues and collaborators.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collection of and subsequent isolation and storage/biobanking of cells from human uterine tissues, blood, serum and saliva.
  • Contribute to analysis of cells by FACS.

Your profile


  • Completed Master’s degree in Medical Science, Immunology or equivalent
  • Experience of cell isolation from human blood and tissue using lymphoprep/ficoll separation, culturing of primary cells
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skill
  • The applicant must speak and write fluent English.


  • Experience in working within human immune cells including NK cells
  • DNA/RNA isolation, ELISA, qRT-PCR, cell analysis by FACS and subsequent data analysis
  • Contributions to publications

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Flemingsberg

Read more about the Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH)
Read more about the Ivarsson and Björkström research groups




Welcome to apply at the latest 2023-03-21

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1041/2023
  • Martin Ivarsson,
Union representative
  • Mari Gilljam, OFR,
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Sidinh Luc, SACO,
Published 07.Mar.2023
Last application date 21.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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