Karolinska Institutet, Dept.of Oncology-Pathology, Group Kallioniemi

At the Department of Oncology-Pathology basic, translational and clinical research and educational activities related to cancer is carried out. Approximately 300 people from over 40 nations are currently working at the department. About 30 research groups with various cancer research profiles are involved and we have around 110 PhD students. The Department of Oncology-Pathology is responsible for undergraduate courses in Pathology, Oncology and Forensic Medicine for medical students, as well as for Tumor biology courses for biomedicine students and Pathology courses for opticians.

The research group Olli Kallioniemi
This position is in the research group of Olli Kallioniemi, Director of Science for Life Laboratory, Professor of Molecular Precision Medicine at the Dep. Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet. Our group carries out functional precision systems medicine research, aiming to understand the etiology, molecular mechanisms, biomarkers and therapeutics of disease in an individualized manner. The research group works in close collaboration with clinicians and bioinformaticians as well as with the high-throughput and -omics platforms at SciLifeLab.
For more information: https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/olli-kallioniemi/

The successful applicant has an MSc or previous relevant experience in academia or industry in a suitable field such as biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, medical biotechnology. Hands-on experience in tissue and cell culture techniques is required, including experience in primary cell cultures. Applicants with experience in high-throughput screening techniques, 3D cell culture technologies, and high-content microscopic imaging will be prioritized. The applicant should be fluent in English and Swedish, and be able to utilize standard computer programs. The candidate should be self-driven and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be service-minded and enjoy working with others. The individual should also be organized, responsible, demonstrate good research practices and willing to learn new techniques.

Task Description
This position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a leading research environment for functional precision systems medicine research. The responsibilities include establishment of techniques for drug sensitivity and resistance profiling and imaging of patient-derived cell models from solid tumors and of conventional cell lines. The focus will be on the development of 3D models for high-throughput and high-content screening but also on general lab management such as maintenance and ordering. The tasks include experimentation with classical molecular biology technologies, maintenance of cell culture areas and preparation of DNA/RNA/protein samples from tissue, cells, and blood for -omics analyses. The applicant will also be expected to perform basic data analysis and enter the data to research databases, regularly present and communicate the scientific results both in written and oral format, as well as help in teaching of common laboratory techniques to group members.

Application process, salary and contract
An application must contain the following documents in English: Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of previous work and vision of future goals, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institute’s qualifications portfolio. For more information: http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio.
The application is to be submitted through the recruitment system Varbi.
The salary is defined according to the KI salary system. The project is initially for one year contract, with possibility of extension.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1292/2019
  • Päivi Östling, Paivi.ostling@ki.se, 073 673 57 62
Union representative
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08 517 768 84
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08 517 762 79
Published 26.Feb.2019
Last application date 26.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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