Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the Lanner lab at the Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology. As a research assistant, you will have a unique opportunity to develop cell-based drugs to treat age-related macular degeneration

Your mission

The Lanner lab is working together with Anders Kvanta at St. Erik Eye Hospital to conduct a phase 1 study where stem cell-derived retinal cells will be transplanted to patients with age-related macular degeneration. As a research assistant you will mainly work with:

  • Responsible for testing of stem cell-based drugs
  • Coordinate the writing of documents to support applications
  • Developing new embryonic stem cells 

This is a fixed-term position of 9 months. 

Your profile

We are looking for you who have deep and specific experience in testing stem cell-derived retinal cells both for release and deep understanding of preclinical animal studies. Furthermore, you should have experience working in GMP labs and culture of embryonic stem cells, especially clonal expansion. Advantageous if you are already qualified to work in the GMP faculty Karolinska Center for Cell Therapy.

As a person, you are able to work independently and you take initiative for new tasks and challenges. You have a structured approach to your work and have a good ability to create new relationships. We attach great importance to personal qualities. 

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 21st 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.

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 Snarast, enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1934/2024
  • Fredrik Lanner,
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
Published 07.May.2024
Last application date 21.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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