Your mission

The position of research assistant is a fixed-term position for 6-8 weeks in which the candidate will be performing part of a research project in the field of microbiology and skin infection. Experience at a master’s level education of microbiological techniques, such as culturing of Staphylococcal bacteria, sterile techniques and bacterial growth analysis is required. The candidate is expected to conduct experiments focused on the pathogenesis of Staphylococcal skin infections in human skin models. Experience from work in BSL2-classified laboratories, and good laboratory practices are required. Demonstrated proficiency in ELISA/PCR and molecular biology techniques is advantageous as is handling of human tissue and tissue models. The candidate will be performing microscopy and imaging screening and therefore experience and training in these techniques is valuable.

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with a completed master’s thesis in Biomedicine and previous research experience in Microbiology, Bacterial Pathogenesis and Molecular Biology. Experience to work in sterile Biosafety level 2 environments at the project start are needed for this position. Excellent written and spoken English is required. We stress research and microbiology experience when assessing applicants. In addition, we prioritize applicants well versed in performing and analysing immunological readout from infected tissue models. We want the applicant to have great communication skills as they will be working in a diverse and international group and will regularly report on and present their progress.

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
Aimes – Center of the Advancement of integrated Medical and Engineering Sciences
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Welcome to apply at the latest 2023-06-09.

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. 

This is a special fixed contract with an employment time of 6-8 weeks.

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full-time/Part-time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2150/2023
  • Linda Thörn, 08-52487301
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Björn Meister, SACO,
Published 24.May.2023
Last application date 09.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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