Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

We are looking for a Research assistant that will work with us during 6 months.

The position is in the research group Clinical Genetics, in team for genetic skeletal disorders. We study genetic disorders on a molecular level in order to understand disease mechanisms and apply new knowledge to genetic diagnostics. We work in a modern laboratory at the Bioclinicum building situated within the grounds of the Karolinska University Hospital, Solna. Several group members also work in the Department of Clinical Genetics and Genomics at the hospital, the largest clinical genetic department in Sweden with more than 100 employees working with genetic diagnosis and counseling. We also work closely with the Science for Life Laboratory in Solna, and thus have access to massively parallel DNA sequencing (MPS) with all available technologies. We are currently developing in vitro and in silico modeling assays to evaluate genetic mutations detected in patients.

Your mission

We are looking for a highly motivated person with a background in biology and bioinformatics. The successful applicant will be involved in the analysis massive parallel DNA and RNA sequencing data from patients and families with unsolved ultrare genetic diseases as well as molecular genetic follow up of results. The selected applicant will study molecular and cellular consequences of genetic abnormalities causing congenital skeletal disorders. Experience in working with bioinformatics is required. This project provides the opportunity to participate in a translational project that will have direct clinical impact.

Your profile

A degree within the area of biomedical research or corresponding area is required.

We are seeking a new group member with a broad range of interests in the following key areas:

1) Analysis of OMICs data (RNA and/or DNA).
2) Basic Knowledge in Molecular Biology/Cell Biology.

As a person, you are curious, and can work both individually and in a team.

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


Welcome to apply at the latest 2024-06-12.

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
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2303/2024
  • Giedre Grigelioniene, docent,
Union representative
  • Virpi Töhönen, SACO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR,
Published 29.May.2024
Last application date 12.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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