The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including aging, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 250 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We perform pre-clinical research to study the plasticity of human breast epithelial cells and seek answers to the questions of how healthy breast cells can originate tumors and how benign breast tumors shift to a malignant phenotype. By combining 3D organoid technology, tissue engineering, as well as CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering and in vivo models, we seek to answer fundamental questions in breast cancer biology.

Your mission
We are looking for a Research Assistant (Forskningsassistent) to Marco Gerling’s research group. The candidate will work with Assistant Professor Leander Blaas, whose research focuses on the basics of mammary gland development, breast cancer pathogenesis, heterogeneity, and progression. We are applying molecular and cell biology techniques, with strong emphasis on genetically modified organoids of healthy and tumorous breast tissue, to understand the cellular and molecular events that underlie the development of diverse breast cancer subtypes.

We are seeking a highly motivated and goal-oriented colleague who will contribute to several research projects. You are expected to closely collaborate with the PI and our team but are nonetheless expected to independently conduct experiments. Ideally, you are able to implement new technologies in the lab and optimize existing protocols for successful execution of your tasks.

A basic knowledge of cancer biology is expected; recent experience of molecular and (stem) cell biology are preferred. Work experience of organoid models is considered a merit.

The ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary and international environment, and to engage in continuous professional development is a must. 

Strong communication skills and English proficiency, both written and spoken, are a must.

Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

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.

The position is for 6 months.

Location: Flemingsberg


Welcome to apply at the latest 17 September 2020.

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2580/2020
  • Leander Blaas, +46-76-251 71 89
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-524 810 12
  • Chandrashekar Bangalore Revanna, SACO, +46-73-083 98 85
Published 03.Sep.2020
Last application date 17.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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