Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Andras Simon’s group studies mechanisms of regeneration in newts, which are aquatic salamanders. During the past years the group has developed methods that enable us to characterize how these animalsreplace damaged or degenerating tissues with new ones. The group places our findings in an evolutionary perspective and perform comparative studies with mammals.

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Your mission

The work consists of assisting in the generation and maintenance of transgenic salamander lines.The duties include preparation of DNA and viral particles, microinjection, breeding, genotyping of transgenic salamanders, animal husbandry, and cleaning of aquaria. Documentation and contact with researchers take place largely in English.

Your profile

We are looking primarily for someone who has documented understanding and experience working with molecular biology techniques and some experience handling research animals.
Previous experience of working with aquatic animals is an advantage. Education in natural science,
laboratory science, biology or biomedicine to the degree level is also an advantage Good knowledge of English, especially in speech, is a requirement since we have many foreign researchers.
The candidate’s personal skills will be highly valued.

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: Solna

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Welcome to apply.

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 Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1052/2023
  • Prof. András Simon,
Union representative
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO,
  • Magnus Anå, OFR,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
Published 13.Mar.2023
Last application date 27.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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