Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We work on precision cancer medicine research in a translational setting, with the aim to assign and optimize targeted treatments for individual cancer patients. Our goal is to develop a systems biology framework to match targeted therapies and drug combinations using omics- profiling along with functional ex vivo drug testing on primary cells from cancer patients. We engage in team science with other research groups, health care, industry both nationally and internationally. This position resides in the research group of Olli Kallioniemi, Director of Science for Life Laboratory, Professor of Molecular Precision Medicine, affiliated with both the Dept. Oncology and Pathology, Karolinska Institutet and the Science for Life Laboratory.

Your mission

This position provides an exciting opportunity to work in a leading research environment for functional precision systems medicine research. The responsibilities include primary cell model and conventional cell line culture linked to high throughput drug re-purpose testing in addition to general lab management such as maintenance and ordering. The tasks also 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.

Your profile

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 proficiency in written/spoken Swedish is valued, 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.

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.

Science for Life Laboratory is a leading national infrastructure for next-generation life science research in Sweden. SciLifeLab is jointly operated by the four host universities: Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University, and it has facilities in four other universities across Sweden. There are over 1 000 people working at SciLifeLab, either in research groups or in the infrastructure facilities, most of them at the KI Solna campus and in Uppsala.

The employment is initially for one year contract with the possibility of extension with the preferred start date as soon as possible.

Location: Solna


Olli Kallioniemi's group


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.

Welcome to apply at the latest 2020-05-31.

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

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As per agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2256/2020
  • Päivi Östling,, +46 (0)73 6735762
  • Brinton Seashore-Ludlow,, +46 (0)72 853 47 89
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08-524 823 38
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08-517 768 84
Published 18.May.2020
Last application date 31.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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