Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

At the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Solna, we conduct research on diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system, including inflammatory and non-inflammatory diseases. The Division of Rheumatology offers good opportunities for clinical research on large and unique patient groups from the clinic along with biomedical and experimental animal research.

Your mission

Your duties will be to assist lab management within our research group and work in research projects within immune-mediated diseases e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus nephritis (LN) and rheumatoid arthritis. It will involve design of experiments in wet lab, performing experiments, preparation of samples for high throughput analyses, statistical evaluation and bioinformatics analysis. Preparation of research articles for publication will be a part of mission in collaboration with other group members.

Your profile

We are looking for motivated person with University degree in biology and/or Master of Science in biotechnology with experience in biomedical applications. Deep knowledge in molecular genetics, bioinformatics and statistics is essential. Practical experience in wet lab for at least three years is important with practical skills in whole genome sequencing, genetic cloning, Western blot, cell culture and flow cytometry. Additional advantage is practical knowledge in analysis of protein-protein interactions with isothermal titration calorimetry. Expertise in R and experience in biostatistics is a requirement. Successful candidate is expected to be familiar with current state of research in autoimmune disorders and updated on scientific literature in this area. You will work within multicultural environment with English as main language of communication.

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.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group Per-Johan Jakobsson, teams Ioannis Parodis and Leonid Padyukov. The work touches on various aspects of autoimmunity in SLE and RA.


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. 

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1984/2023
  • Ioannis Parodis, +4672-2321322
Union representative
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
Published 15.May.2023
Last application date 29.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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