Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching within immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC have about 40 research groups and our key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, national and international collaborations.

The Murrell lab, at MTC, KI, is a mixed computational and experimental lab working at the intersection of computational biology, virology, immunology, and evolution. See here for recent work:

Current projects involve antibody discovery, vaccine design, building models of molecular evolution, and various applications of deep learning.

Your mission

You will support research in the lab, with:

  • Standard molecular biology, such as cloning, PCR, etc.
  • Protein expression in mammalian cells, managing cell lines, etc.
  • Protein purification (affinity and SEC).
  • Various assays.
  • Optionally, small animal handling, immunizations.

You will also support lab administration, purchasing, shipping, etc.

Your profile

-An educational background (at least an undergraduate degree) in biology, medicine, or equivalent field.

-Clear written and spoken communication in English is required. Swedish is a plus.

-Extensive practical experience and familiarity with the following techniques is desired:

  • Standard molecular biology, such as cloning (eg. by Gibson assembly), PCR, etc.
  • Mammalian cell culture techniques.
  • Protein expression in mammalian cells.
  • Protein purification (affinity and SEC).
  • Specific experience with antibody expression and purification is a plus.
  • Small animal handling experience is a plus, including eg. FELASA certificate.
  • Experience with pseudovirus assays is a plus.

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


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 2
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1293/2023
  • Benjamin Murrell,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR,
Published 24.Mar.2023
Last application date 07.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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