Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The research group of Principal Researcher Rongrong Fan at the department of Biosciences and Nutrition is looking for a highly motivated research assistant. The Rongrong Fan lab locates in the south campus of Karolinska Institutet in Flemingsberg. Our main interest is studying liver and cardiometabolic disorders. We are using multi-OMICs approaches to understand how those diseases initiate and develop. We aim to better understand the molecular mechanisms and identify potential therapeutic targets.

Your mission

We are recruiting a research assistant to help us with multiple tasks, including human/animal sample collection and analysis, cell culture and several molecular biology experiments such as RNAseq, ChIPseq, etc.

This is a temporary position for six months.

Your profile

We expect the candidate to:

  • Have good English communication skills and is able to work in a team with other members in the group.
  • Have documented experience in cell and molecular biology, and is familiar with common techniques including molecular cloning, transfection/knocking down, gene expression analysis and western blot.
  • Be curiosity-driven, positive and interested to learn more about liver and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Have a recent (after 2022) Master degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biomedicine or relevant subjects

Previous publication is not required.

It will be a huge plus if the candidate:

  • Has worked with animal models or has experience in handling human samples in the lab.
  • Has documented experience in NGS library preparation, CRISPR, single cell OMICs or other more advanced molecular techniques.
  • Has basic bioinformatics skills and knows how to use R/Python/Linux.

Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. 

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: Flemingsberg


Welcome to apply at the latest 1 March 2024. 

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 Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-498/2024
  • Rongrong Fan, Principal Researcher , +46-70-0623585
Union representative
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-52486112
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-52484080
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, +46-8-52483529
Published 02.Feb.2024
Last application date 01.Mar.2024 11:59 PM CET

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