Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Division Andras Simon’s group studies mechanisms of regeneration in newts, which are aquatic salamanders. During the past years the group has developed methods that enable us to characterize how these animals replace damaged or degenerating tissues with new ones. The group places our findings in an evolutionary perspective and perform comparative studies with mammals. Please find more information on their web site

Your mission

The work consists of assisting in experiments regarding cellular reprogramming during the regeneration process. The applicant will work closely with members of the lab, as part of ongoing research projects but also must be able to plan and perform research task on their own. The duties for example could also include amphibian husbandry, which involves cleaning of aquatic habitats. English is the primary language for documentation and contact with researchers. The extent of the employment consists of 100% for 6 months.

We are looking for someone who has work experience with regards to technical work in a laboratory, who is in the early stages of their scientific career or has experience at junior levels. Previous experience in the field of reprogramming using assays with cell cultures, immunofluorescence and qRT-PCR and documented experience of being able to plan, perform and evaluate scientific research is required. Also, an understanding of other molecular biology or cell biology techniques is advantageous. Good knowledge of English is a requirement since we have many foreign researchers. The candidate’s personal skills will be highly valued as well as good communication skills and the ability to work in a team.

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 2020-02-29

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

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-797/2020
  • Dr. Matthew Kirkham,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-524 863 53
Published 13.Feb.2020
Last application date 29.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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