Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The central scientific interest of Myriam Aouadi’s lab is to understand the interaction between the immune system and metabolism at the molecular and cellular level, with the ultimate goal of applying the developmental principles, logic, pathways, technology, and model systems to unravel human metabolic disease. We use several different approaches to study immunometabolic diseases, including next generation sequencing, gene manipulation and in vivo systems.

Your mission

We are seeking an experienced Lab manager with an extensive background in experimental laboratory work. Applicants should be familiar with experimental methods used to study metabolic diseases and immunology. In addition to the entry requirements, the candidate will be responsible for organizing the common resources in the lab, including supervising and improving lab work. You will work closely with researchers and assist in the introduction of the laboratory for new staff, guest researchers and graduate students as well as with the development and improvement of experimental methods.

Your profile

Entry requirements

  • Must hold a PhD in medical science and at least 5 years of Lab manager experience
  • Strong expertise working with mice and particularly mouse models of metabolic diseases
  • Documented experience with animal experimentation (Felasa certification)
  • Excellent in vitro laboratory skills (qPCR, westernblot, library preparation…)
  • Excellent experience working with small interfering RNA and their delivery in vivo
  • Histology, immunohistochemistry, RNAscope and confocal microscopy experience
  • Experience in isolation of macrophages from liver and adipose tissue
  • Experience in training people
  • Ability to maintain KLARA database
  • Ability to maintain good relationship with the department and animal facility as well as with external collaborators
  • Strong ability to negotiate with sales representatives
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Experience in managing booking and ordering systems, in particular Bookkit and Quartzy.
  • Administrative and management skills 
  • Experience in managing laboratory website
  • Experience in managing cell culture rooms
  • The applicant must speak and write fluent English and display excellent communication skills


  • Documented and extensive training in mouse models of metabolic diseases
  • Experience in writing applications for ethical permits
  • Emphasis will be placed on personal qualities as responsibility, flexibility, teamwork and ability to solve problems.
  • Strong leadership
  • Experience with AGRESSO System

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


Welcome to apply at the latest 2021-06-13.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

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 Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Flemingsberg
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2651/2021
  • Dr. Myriam Aouadi,
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Mari Giljam, OFR,
  • Elisabeth Henriksson, OFR,
Published 31.May.2021
Last application date 13.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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