Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

A laboratory technician position is available in the research group of Professor Kenneth Chien. The team consists of physicians and scientists who are focused on studying cardiogenesis in multiple model organisms and its implications for regenerative medicine. The research goal is to find novel pathways and principles for regenerative medicine in general, and to repair damaged cardiac muscle cells in particular.

Your mission
Your duties will be divided between the aquatic facility and the laboratory. Your main priority will be to generate and maintain transgenic amphibian lines. Duties in the aquatic facility include amphibian husbandry, breeding, cleaning of aquaria and microinjection of eggs with CRISPR/Cas9 constructs. Duties in the laboratory include basic molecular biology techniques such as cloning, bacterial work, PCR and agarose gel electrophoresis. Additionally, you will be required to assist with in vivo experiments performed by a senior researcher in the laboratory. Depending on the project progress you will be expected to learn and apply new techniques.

Your profile
A suitable background is a Master’s degree in a relevant area. You must have more than 2 years’ experience working with laboratory animals, specifically with aquatic animals. You must also have a good understanding of basic molecular biology techniques and genome editing tools such as CRISPR/Cas9 technology. Proof of experience in genome walking, analyzing sequencing results, performing microinjections into amphibian eggs and screening transgenic animals via fluorescence microscopy are required. Knowledge of newt heart morphology physiology as well as heart regeneration is meriting.

Skills and personal qualities
You are thorough, diligent and used to documenting and organizing your work. You work in a clean and precise way. We expect you to be a positive, flexible person with good communication skills who appreciates being in a highly dynamic international research team. Due to the progressive nature of a scientific project we expect you to be comfortable with learning new methods. You can work independently after training but are still a team player and very service minded. Strong organizational skills as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, assignments, and roles will be critical.

Furthermore, you have excellent communication skills in English in both writing and speaking.

Personal skills will be highly valued.

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: Solna


The application must contain the following documents in Swedish or English:

  • A personal letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation

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

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

We will start with the interviews during the application period, so please send in your application as soon as possible, no later than July 8.

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

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2907/2020
  • Katarina Drakenberg,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-524 863 53
  • Laila Nauman, SACO,
Published 25.Jun.2020
Last application date 08.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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