Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We invite applications for lab manager in Camilla Svensson’s laboratory. The position will be placed in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, which has collegial, international and dynamic research environment. Our lab is part the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) located on the premises of the Karolinska Hospital. We offer an exciting, interactive, open, inclusive and collaborative research work environment, where you can make a difference.

Your mission

We look for a motivated person with interest in interacting and managing a dynamic group of about 12 researchers from multiple nationalities working in the area of chronic pain, focusing on conditions like fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

The successful candidate will work with diverse administrative, organizational and research activities of the Camilla Svensson’s lab. The candidate will interact and collaborate with clinicians, researchers and students also of other research groups within CMM and KI, as well as other national and international research groups.

The tasks of the lab manager include:

  • Help managing the agenda of the PI
  • Assist in coordination of research activities
  • Assist in coordination of collection of human samples and oversee biobank
  • Assist in writing grants, grant reports and ethical permits
  • Purchases of products (Agresso), maintain 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, a lab manager or similar and have several yearsof experience from research and organizational work. You have a very good written and spoken Swedish and English. You have experience in working with diverse lab methods, computer programs and you are eager to learn more. You are a team player, a good communicator and enjoy interactions with researchers and students. You have a deep sense of responsibility, take initiatives and have capacity and flexibility 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 vibrant research environment. You will be part of a research team that is dedicated to undertaking translational research with the ultimate goal to uncover cellular and molecular reasons behind pain chronicity and contribute to the improvement of life quality for individuals suffering from chronic pain.

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, Camilla Svensson’s lab, CMM,  



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, current position, academic and professional distinctions and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • A letter of motivation

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

You are welcome to apply at the latest by the 30th of September 2020

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

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3445/2020
  • Camilla Svensson,
Union representative
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Helin Norberg, SACO,
Published 14.Aug.2020
Last application date 30.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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