Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Your mission

We are looking for a highly self­motivated and ambitious individual to elucidate cardiogenesis in animal models. The candidate is expected to work with animal heart disease models, cells and embryos and perform molecular­ cell biology, imaging and sequencing techniques. The candidate will be responsible for setting up and organizing the project and as such be responsible for his/her own academic and research activities, elaboration and test of hypothesis, adaptation of existing or new scientific techniques and data analysis.

Your profile

The candidate must be fluent in English (both spoken and written), and demonstrate excellent communication skills, documented by participation in international meetings. The candidate’s personal skills will be highly valued.

Specific background and skills required:

  • PhD in Molecular Medicine or Molecular Biology
  • Strong background in embryogenesis, cardiogenesis, angiogenesis and heart regeneration
  • Documented experience of gene manipulation methods, CRISPR/Cas9 technology
  • Extensive experience in human stem cell culture and differentiations
  • Documented experience of in vitro primate embryo culture
  • Experience in next generation sequencing, bulk sequencing and single cell sequencing
  • Experience in molecular cloning, especially in vitro RNA synthesis
  • Experience in cryosection, immunohistochemistry, confocal and light-sheet microscopy
  • Experience in design or improvement of cell and molecular biology experimental protocols
  • Documented experience of animal surgeries and establishment of disease models

Meriting skills:

  • Experience in microangiography
  • Experience in bioinformatics
  • Background in pathogenesis of heart diseases including myocardial infarction, infarction/reperfusion and heart failure

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


An employment application must contain the following documents in Swedish or English:

  • A cover letter
  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title and current position
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Welcome to apply at the latest 2021-04-15.

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

Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1672/2021
  • Katarina Drakenberg,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-524 863 53
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
Published 01.Apr.2021
Last application date 15.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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