Karolinska Institutet

The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of 6 divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research. The department is one of the largest departments of education at Karolinska Institutet.

Division
The Clinical Research Centre (CRC), where the employment is placed, is a common resource for researchers from different departments at Karolinska Institutet and/or clinics at Karolinska University Hospital. A part of the clinical research at Karolinska University Hospital is performed at CRC, presently comprising some 20 research groups with over 150 employees. The Centre provides the facilities needed for cell- and molecular biology research and the possibility to perform research in vivo.

Pre-Clinical Laboratory

Portal South at the Preclinical Laboratorium (PKL) provides support for importing and exporting alive mouse strains, embryos or sperms for researchers around the world.

The facility offers also cryopreservation and re-derivation services. Re-derivation, also called cleansing or embryo transfer, is provided for all researchers who need to import infected mouse strains and will have their research using these strains in our facilities. Furthermore the facility offers in vitro fertilization (IVF) for those who import embryos or sperms.

Cryopreservation, normally used in combination with IVF, is a technique that gives the opportunity for the researcher to save valuable strains in freeze banks in order to generate alive animals when needed.

Duties
We are seeking a highly motivated person to join the core-facility Pre-Clinical Laboratory for a part time employment (30%).

The position will include planning and organizing the teamwork for the group, implementation of new technology, acquire the appropriate permission for export and import from the authorities and apply for core facility funding.

Entry requirements
The person is eligible for the position as Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD and completed postdoctoral studies.

The applicant should have a solid background in basic biology and/or medicine with focus on in vivo research. The position requires experience in practical lab experience in the following areas; transgenic strains, rederivation technique, IVF and freezing technology.

Extensive experiences in group leading, practicing the Swedish legislation for animal welfare beside skills improvement of a core facility are required. The position will include animal handling which requires that the applicant has to hold an appropriate education.

Previous experience from in vivo research and leadership are merits.

In addition, excellent proficiency in both spoken and written English is essential. We are looking for an energetic and passionate person who fits in, and actively contributes to our team.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work A complete list of publications A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 30 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1611/2019
Contact
  • Moustapha Hassan, 08-5240000
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-52483286
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 08.Mar.2019
Last application date 29.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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