Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for a Research Assistant to the department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology in Marco Gerling’s research group belonging to the unit of surgery and oncology. 

Your mission

The group performs research on colorectal and pancreatic cancer and is looking for assistance with histological data analysis for a project on pancreatic cancer invasion. You will work with digital pathology and use software tools to annotate specific histological regions on digital images. You will identify anatomical structures, annotate them, and quantify their spatial relationships. You will also perform, under supervision, stains for proteins and mRNAs and analyze their abundance in the tissue based on images.

The position is a temporary position for 6 months.

Your profile

As a research assistant you have a background in and previous experience with histopathology. Experience with handling medium-level data analysis of complex data in R is a strong plus. You must be able to understand written medical Swedish to some extent, but you need not be able to communicate fluently. Basic knowledge of cancer biology is required.

Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

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: Flemingsberg

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Welcome to apply at the latest 16 May 2024.

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.

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1804/2024
  • Marco Gerling,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
Published 02.May.2024
Last application date 16.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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