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Do you know that some chemicals that we are exposed to on daily basis can have a profound effect on our hormonal system resulting in adverse effects on our development, metabolism, thyroid system, neural system and reproduction? Some of these effects are extremely hard to detect with simple in vitro techniques. European Commission har recognized this problem, and in 2019 funded several 5-year projects with the mission to develop screening strategies capable of detecting endocrine disrupting activities of chemicals acting through a variety of mechanisms. If you feel passionate in contributing to this global aim and have strong experience in cell-based assays on adipocytes, join us as a research assistant!

Your mission

You will be working on EU Horizon 2020 project GOLIATH “Beating Goliath: Generation of novel, integrated and internationally harmonized approaches for testing metabolism disrupting compounds” (2019-2023), which is aiming to develop and evaluate in vitro and in silico methods for identification of endocrine disrupting chemicals contributing to metabolic disorders. Your main task will be to test the effects of selected chemicals on adipocyte differentiation and function. You will be in charge of the mesenchymal stem cell culture, cell-based experiments with high content analysis readouts and gene expression analysis. You will need to keep a good track of your work in electronic lab notebook, analyze data in GraphpadPrism software as well as write protocols and scientific reports of accomplished work.

Your profile

Eligible persons to be employed as Research Assistant is a person who has a master degree in Toxicology or Pharmacology.

We are looking for a candidate who has strong experience in handling mesenchymal stem cells, adipocytes and cell-based screening methods for compounds. Experience with endocrine disrupting chemicals and quantification of adipogenic differentiation is a plus.

A candidate needs to have experience and good understanding of the statistical methods used in in vitro experiments and good command of Microsoft Excel and GraphpadPrism softwares.

We are looking for a flexible person with interest in endocrine disrupting chemicals and toxicology. The ideal candidate should be organized, thorough, responsible and practical person keen of critical thinking and team work, should be precise in experimental work, and have good communication skills in written and spoken English.

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: Biomedicum, Campus Solna


Welcome to apply at the latest 15/07/2020

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

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment In agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2862/2020
  • Vesna Munic Kos,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR,
  • Göran Engberg, SACO,
Published 24.Jun.2020
Last application date 15.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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