Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
We invite applications for Lab manager in the Arenas laboratory. The position will be placed in the Division of Molecular Neurobiology, a cluster of 7 research groups forming a vibrant, international and dynamic research environment. Our lab is part of the MBB department located in the New Biomedicum building, one of the most modern research centers in Northern Europe. We offer an exciting, interactive, open, inclusive and collaborative research work environment, where your can make a difference and develop your career.

Your mission
We look for a motivated person with interest in interacting and managing a dynamic group of about 15 researchers form multiple nationalities working in the area of brain development, single cell biology, regenerative medicine and Parkinson’s disease.

The successful candidate will work with diverse administrative, organizational and research activities of the Arenas lab and will interact and collaborate with the lab mangers of the other 6 research groups within the division of Molecular Neurobiology (MBB).

The tasks of the lab manager include:

  • Help managing the agenda of the PI
  • Assist in coordinating research consortia,
  • Assist in writing grant reports and ethical permits
  • Purchases of products (Agresso), chemical inventory (Klara) and equipment
  • Work with issues related to environment, biosafety and risk assessments
  • Organization of common lab stocks, lab routines and introduction of new researchers.
  • Help with experimental work

Your profile
You are a Postdoc, a PhD or a Lab manager with several years of research and organization experience. You have a very good command of written and spoken Swedish and English. You have experience in working with diverse lab methods, computer platforms and programs and you are eager to learn more. You are a team player, you like to communicate, you have sense of responsibility, initiative, capacity to anticipate and solve daily challenges, you are service minded and you would like to contribute to the success of a research team.

What do we offer?
We offer a temporary position for up to two years with possibility of continuing as a permanent position. You will work in a creative, inspiring and dynamic research environment. 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 cutting edge 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: Arenas Lab, Biomedium 6C, Solna. Link:

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page) Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)
  • A letter of motivation

In assessing candidates we will place our emphasis on the personal trajectory, education, personal and technical skills, CV, merits and previous experience.

You are welcome to apply at the latest by the 22nd of August 2020

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
Positions are initiated by a six months trial period.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement, preferably September-October 2020
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2827/2020
  • Ernest Arenas / Professor,
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Published 22.Jun.2020
Last application date 06.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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