Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

KI Biobank is a core facility hosted by MEB for all departments at KI. Its purpose is to provide professional sample and data services to medical research that improves healthcare and public health. The facility typically serves defined research studies which collect and use samples and sample-related data. With over ten years of growing service the biobank now holds samples and related data from over half a million Swedish residents.

The laboratory unit of KI Biobank operates and develops the sample services we offer to medical research. It is vital that its work maintains high quality and ethical standards and keeps pace with the rapidly evolving technology opportunities and needs of medical research.

We currently need to strengthen our laboratory service team and now seek two to three laboratory technicians to join us.

Your mission

The role holder’s duties will include:

Performing laboratory processes including, but not limited to: sample reception, sample sorting and processing, manual and automated sample storage and withdraw, DNA extraction and genotyping; eukaryotic cell culturing, and density gradient cell separation. You will be partly responsible for ensuring daily, weekly, monthly and yearly robotic maintenance, contribute to development and quality work such as writing SOPs and other relevant documentation. You will also participate in answering the laboratory telephone for customer questions.

The role reports to the unit head of the biobank lab.

Your profile

We expect you to possess the following:

  • A minimum of a BSc/BMA degree in life sciences.
  • Experience of working in a laboratory.
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written, knowledge of Swedish preferable.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

Beneficial but not required:

  • Experience of biobank sample handling and processes.
  • PBMC isolation experience.
  • Experience of using Tecan Evo laboratory automation.
  • Experience using a laboratory information management system.
  • Experience of using and maintaining Roche PVT tube sorting instruments.
  • Experience of using Brooks automated sample stores.
  • Experience of DNA extraction using Hamilton ChemagicStar Systems.
  • Knowledge of genotyping using the QuantStudio OpenArray platform.
  • Knowledge of a basic programming language.

In order to succeed in the role you must have:

Personal maturity. Is secure, stable and possesses self-knowledge. Sees relations in their right perspectives, and separates the personal from the professional. Adapts own attitude to the situation.

Integrity. Has well established and clear values and the ability to conceptualize issues from an ethical perspective. Is guided by ethics and values in critical situations at work.

Ability to co-operate. Works well with other people. Relates to them in a sensitive way. Listens, communicates and solves conflicts constructively.

Loyalty. Expresses a positive attitude towards the job, the business and/or the organisation. Acts in accordance with decisions taken, business plans, goals, policies and guidelines.

Cultural awareness. Values diversity and understands how background, culture and group identities affect oneself and others. 

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 29 january 2020

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

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period.

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

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Working hours 100%
Reference number 2-70/2020
  • James Thompson, 08-524 844 86
  • Lina Werner,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-52486199
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08-524 871 84,
Published 08.Jan.2020
Last application date 29.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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