Karolinska Institutet, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC has about 430 active employees. Key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, translational, national and international collaborations.

Birgitta Henriques Normark and her group study host interactions of the major human pathogen Streptococcus pneumoniae.

We are looking for a short time temporary position to work primarily on DNA isolation from different pneumococcal strains, as well as pneumococcal sample management. Technologies include work on pneumococci such as growth and DNA preparation, bacterial cell culture in BSL2, genomic DNA extraction and DNA purification, gel electrophoresis, library preparation for whole genome sequencing, maintaining a lab notebook with a thorough, organized and timely summary of results, as well as oral and written communication of results and progression.

Entry requirements
The successful candidate has a degree in Biotechnologies, a PhD on pneumococci obtained in the last two years and relevant experience in academic research in microbiology. We are looking for someone who has an understanding of microbiology theory and previous laboratory experience of working with bacteria especially of pneumococci in a BSL2 research laboratory and of preparing pneumococcal DNA. The applicant should also be precise and organized in work. Successful applicants must have some knowledge of laboratory management, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a group, have social skills, and have good English and Swedish communication skills.

Application process
The application should be submitted through the recruitment system Varbi.

The position is a temporary post.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
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Type of employment Temporary position shorter than 3 months
Employment expires
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-773/2020
  • Birgitta Henriques Normark, birgitta.henriques@ki.se
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, biborka.bveress@ki.se
Published 11.Feb.2020
Last application date 23.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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