Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Virus Production Core Facility in Biomedicum is now looking for a Lab coordinator

Delivering genetic information to cellular systems is the backbone of many experiments in biology. From applying a wealth of genetics tools assaying function of cells to gain- and loss-of-function experiments testing the role of a specific gene, to genome-wide shRNA screens and more recently the use of Cas9/CRISPR systems to induce specific mutations or correction of mutations in the genome, our experimental toolkit relies heavily on our ability to efficiently deliver DNA or RNA into cells.
The purpose of this facility is to provide researchers with virus for use in vitro or in vivo as well as provide scientific support for designing appropriate vectors or choosing a virus system. The core facility is currently having two members of staff, one Lab coordinator (this advertisement) and one technician

Your mission
The Lab coordinator is in charge of running the facility and reports to the directors of the core facility.

Responsibilities include for example:

  • Production of viruses
  • Cataloging, storage and distribution of viruses
  • Keeping up-to-date with the state of the art in virus technologies
  • Management/supervision of staff
  • Ordering and billing of customers
  • Economical reporting
  • Monitoring of safety and work environment permits
  • Handling of material transfer agreements

Entry requirements
We are looking for an organized, driven and creative person with a genuine interest in virus biology and virus production. A proven ability to stay updated with technical developments in the field, taking initiative and good communication skills are all merits.

Position-specific requirements:

  • Masters or PhD degree (or equivalent) in relevant field
  • Documented background in virus biology.
  • Documented experience in working in BSL2 labs or higher.


  • Documented experience in developing/improving virus systems
  • Track-record in producing, and using virus (e.g. lentivirus, adeno-associated virus).
  • Previous management or supervision experience.

General requirements

  • Fluent English speaking and writing abilities are expected and also basic level of Swedish.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna


Welcome to apply at the latest 2020-06-30

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2325/2020
  • Jens Hjerling-Leffler, Associate Professor, +46 8524 869 74
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Published 20.May.2020
Last application date 24.Jun.2020 11:59 PM CET

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