The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including aging, Alzheimer, bioorganic chemistry, biomaterial, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, immunology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 250 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in Neo at Campus Flemingsberg, a biomedical research building, 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?

BEA - - is a national genomic service facility that provides an extensive repertoire of genomic technologies to ongoing research projects principally at the Karolinska Institutet but also at other Swedish universities. The services include genomic analysis mainly based on the Affymetrix, Agilent, Illumina and ABI platforms for microarrays, next generation sequencing (NGS) and qPCR. Using the platforms above the core facility is responsible for performing high throughput assays including gene expression profiling, genotyping, methylation analysis, chromatin immunoprecipitation and sequencing. Our services are very broad and ranges from experimental planning to bioinformatic support.

Your mission

BEA, the core facility for bioinformatics and expression analysis, located at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet is now looking for a full time research engineer.

The position is available from August 2021 at the BEA laboratory located in the NEO building at the Karolinska South Campus in Huddinge. Today the group includes four research engineers and two bioinformaticians.

The successful candidate will be responsible for various sequencing and microarray based expression and genotyping analyses. This includes all steps from assisting in experimental design, DNA/RNA purification, sample preparation and labeling, sequencing library preparation, gene expression/ genotyping analysis by microarray and NGS including data analysis.

The position will also include method development and validation, responsibility for quality management and coordination of the quality work. A limited amount of education is also part of the responsibility to spread knowledge about services available through the core facility.

Your profile

The successful applicant should have a degree in molecular biology or equivalent. Experience from the following fields must be fulfilled and are required:

  • Experience of working with DNA and/or RNA based highthrough put functional genomics technologies is required.
  • Experience of working with the Illumina platforms is required.
  • Experience of working in a Core Facility laboratory with genomic analysis is required.
  • Knowledge in robotic liquid handling and laboratory automation is an advantage.
  • Experience of quality management in a laboratory environment is also desired.
  • In general the applicant should have very good computer skills and experience in statistical analyses and software.

The work is performed in close collaboration within the unit and with our customers. Good communication skills in both Swedish and English are thus necessary. The successful candidate should show an interest in employing new technologies, be used to pursue lab work requiring high precision and be used to working in a dynamic environment with deadlines to meet. We put great emphasis on personal suitability and the ability to work independently.

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Flemingsberg


An employment application should be in pdf format and contain a maximum of three A4 pages in total and must contain:

  • 1 page cover letter and 1-2 page CV.
  • References or a letter of recommendation will be requested at a later stage.

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
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2597/2021
  • Fredrik Fagerström-Billai, +46-8-524 835 43
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-524 810 12
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80
Published 28.May.2021
Last application date 11.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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