Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The aim of the research at the unit Metals and Health is to identify toxic effects of metals in the general and in the work environment, to understand causal relationships between metal exposure and various diseases, and how susceptibility factors influence these relationships. We also study mechanisms of metal toxicity, and we combine in vitro, in vivo and molecular epidemiology approaches. We are now recruiting a research assistant who will work with projects related to mechanisms of particle toxicity. 

Your mission

The project is centered upon identifying mechanisms of toxicity/carcinogenicity of different types of welding particles using in vitro models, long-term exposure and toxicogenomic approaches. The employment is temporary for one year and expected starting date is July 1, 2024.

Your profile

To be eligible, the candidate must have:

  • master’s degree in toxicology, molecular biology or similar
  • hands-on experience with cell culture and molecular biology assays, DNA damage assays (e.g. comet assay)
  • expertise in handling and characterizing particles (e.g. DLS)
  • excellent writing and communication skills (English) as well as ability to work in a structured way

It is meritorious if the candidate has:

  • experience working with in vitro toxicity testing for particles
  • expertise with designing and performing toxicity testing after chronic exposure to particles
  • in vitro experience or a strong interest in working with RNA sequencing and bioinformatics

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

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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 Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1 juli 2024
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2049/2024
  • Anda Gliga, biträdande lektor,
Union representative
  • Anne Boström, SEKO, 08-52487579,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, 08-52487419,
  • Nanna Fyhrquist, SACO-S,
Published 14.May.2024
Last application date 28.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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