Karolinska Institutet, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Do you want to work with precision medicine in the front line of molecular diagnostics?

We are looking for a research engineer to strengthen our laboratory team in the field of cancer. The position is a unique and exciting opportunity for those who want to work with precision medicine and genomics in advanced research and there is scope to adapt the job based on your competences and areas of interest.

We offer a fast-paced environment where you work in close cooperation with both academia and healthcare. Our mission at Clinical Genomics is to contribute to great social and patient benefits, and in your role you will be a contributing factor to this work.

About us

The Clinical Genomics unit is a national research infrastructure at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab). Our mission is to contribute to the implementation of precision diagnostics and precision medicine in Sweden. Together with researchers and healthcare providers in Sweden, we perform advanced genomics analyses (large-scale DNA sequencing) and work to develop and implement the advanced tests in healthcare. The aim is to facilitate world-leading research and to ensure that diagnostics in Sweden are at the cutting edge, internationally. We also have a broad Nordic and European network of partners and participate in several joint projects.

Link: http://www.scilifelab.se/facilities/clinical-genomics-stockholm/ 

Your mission

We are looking for a research engineer, to work with analysing samples, and to improve and develop our laboratory processes. It is possible to adapt the job based on your competencies and areas of interest.

The role includes:

  • Perform library preparations for large-scale DNA sequencing and quality control
  • Further develop the infrastructure and laboratory processes
  • Develop and establish new analyses as needed
  • Work with instruments, documentation in the quality system, contact with partners and collaborators

Our team consists of about 35 employees with broad expertise in genomics, bioinformatics, software development, IT and quality assurance. We have a technical infrastructure for advanced genomics analysis, which we continuously develop to meet future needs. You will be offered an exciting working environment, with challenging tasks and a high team spirit. We work together to achieve the team's common goals; through advanced genomics analyses, to increase understanding of disease mechanisms and, through healthcare, to contribute to improving people's lives.

We work closely with geneticists, molecular biologists, doctors and other healthcare actors, both at SciLifeLab and at various healthcare providers in Sweden.

Your profile

We are looking for someone with a degree in life science, e.g. biomedical analyst or degree in biotechnology, biomedicine, molecular biology, biochemistry or equivalent competence.

Requirements for the position:

  • Experience of laboratory work with molecular biology methods
  • Good theoretical understanding of molecular biology methods
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Personal qualities that promote collaboration both internally and externally, you can easily build good relationships with different groups of personnel

It is important that you enjoy working in a team and that you can contribute to internal and external collaborations.

Meriting experiences:

We would like you to have several of the following experiences, but it is not a requirement:

  • Experience of quality systems or work in accredited activities (ISO17025, ISO15189 or equivalent)
  • Experience of working with large-scale DNA sequencing
  • Experience of instrument maintenance, purchasing and other supportive laboratory processes

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna


This is a fixed term employment, of maximum 24 months.

Welcome to apply at the latest 2021-01-15

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  


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

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-5660/2020
  • Valtteri Wirta, valtteri.wirta@scilifelab.se
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR, gunnel.brolin@ki.se
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
Published 17.Dec.2020
Last application date 15.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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