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Description of the research group

We are looking for a Research Assistant to work in Maria Genander’s research group. More information about the Genander lab can be found here:

The Genander lab is interested in understanding development and maintenance of epithelial tissues and how alterations in stem and progenitor cells during homeostasis lead to disease. The advertised position is dedicated to characterizing and optimizing human esophageal organoid cultures from patient resection material. You will work closely together with, and learn from, a senior postdoctoral associate.

Your mission

The current position will be focused on comparing in vivo and organoid progenitor states in the human esophagus. You will compare progenitor states in organoids grown in different culture conditions, using IF and single-cell sequencing. In addition, you will work towards modelling eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in human organoids.

Your profile

We seek a curious, highly motivated and creative person with a master’s degree. Applicants with experience in one or more of the following fields are encouraged to apply:

  • - Organoid culture
  • - Flow cytometry
  • - Microscopy
  • - Bioinformatics analysis

Previous publications are considered a benefit. The working language in the Genander lab is English.

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: Stockholm

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Welcome to apply!

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 Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2134/2024
  • Maria Genander,
Union representative
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR,
  • Björn Andersson, SACO,
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO,
Published 29.May.2024
Last application date 15.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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