Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för medicin, Solna, Avdelningen för reumatologi

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several divisions that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.

Research at the division of Rheumatology spans a wide range of subjects, covering areas as diverse as clinical rheumatology, antibody biology, basic T cell biology, inflammatory mechanisms and more.
The research assistant will be working in the lab of Assistant Professor Carmen Gerlach (www.gerlachlab.com). Our research is directed at understanding basic cellular and molecular principles governing T cell responses to acute infections and cancer. We strive to understand mechanisms underlying the generation, maintenance and consequences of the heterogeneity within the T cell immune response, with a special focus on CD8 T cells.
The lab is physically located at the Center for Molecular Medicine, CMM at the Solna Campus of the Karolinska University Hospital.

We are recruiting a research assistant to set up several experimental systems in the lab. The work involves cell line culture, creating stable transfectants, qPCR, flow cytometry, lymphocyte isolation from various tissues. In addition, the work involves the planning, design, execution, analysis, interpretation and communication of experiments. The research assistant is expected to work both independently, and as a collaborative and helpful team member. The duties furthermore include colony maintenance, actively taking part in research meetings, and contributing to the well-functioning of the local research environment. The position requires dedication to the project, a very high motivation to work within the specific research group, attendance and contribution to laboratory meetings, communication of results to the principal investigators and co-workers, and to maintain accurate and detailed experimental records.

Entry requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious and talented person with excellent theoretical background and practical experience in immunology and cancer biology research. A relevant MSc degree is required. The position requires dedication to the project, a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and a strong desire to excel. A personal fit into the team will be of high importance. A proactive and problem-solving attitude will be valued highly. Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English are required. Furthermore, previous experience in flow cytometry, cell culture, qPCR and transfection is required. Experience with working in a highly international research environment, and teaching experience will be highly appreciated.

Application process
The application is to be submitted in Varbi recruitment system.
At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4269/2019
  • Carmen Gerlach, carmen.gerlach@ki.se; +46 8 517 70 398
Union representative
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
Published 23.Aug.2019
Last application date 01.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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