Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The position is for lab (experimental) based research in the Nordberg Tanslational Molecular Imaging Lab which consists of multi-disciplinary team of PhD students, post docs, experienced researchers and clinicians working at the forefront of translational dementia research. The research group has a translational/mechanistic approach using both in vitro and in vivo molecular brain imaging techniques, and our aim is to explore the complex pathophysiological features of neurodegenerative diseases, with a strong focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) but also other dementia disorders in order  to develop novel diagnostic markers and drug targets for early intervention in disease pathophysiology.

Your mission

We are inviting applications for the position of research assistant in translational research with a strong focus on understanding the role of different pathological hallmarks (Amyloid, Tau, astrocytes, microglia, synaptic loss and other biomarkers) in the pathogenesis of AD and other dementia disorders. The position will give you the opportunity to work on translational/clinically relevant projects aligned with the broad goals of the research group.

The duties will involve day-to-day lab work, help with lab administration tasks, compilation of data and help in manuscripts writing for publication, participating, and presenting progress updates in internal group meetings, division seminars and journal clubs, and at national/international conferences when required. The position will be 70% research and 30% administration work.

Your profile

The successful candidate is preferably a MSc graduate (Molecular bioengineering/biotechnology/protein biochemistry/Neuroscience), with a specialization in brain disorders, who is looking to gain more experience in translational research with a short-term project. We are looking for someone who has research and lab experience in the field of brain disorders and experience in human tissue handling, radioactive work, protein biochemistry, immunohistochemistry, cell culture and other biochemical techniques. The candidate should be self-motivated, with a strong interest in research, and able to work both independently as well as being a good team player with excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal). 

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: NEO Flemingsberg 

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Welcome to apply at the latest 26th of June. 

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. 

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 Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment enligt överenskommelse/ According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Flemingsberg
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2238/2023
  • Agneta Nordberg, 08-58585467
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR-partner , 08-52486812
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
Published 30.May.2023
Last application date 26.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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