Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

A research assistant position is available in the lab of Rickard Sandberg at the department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Karolinska Institutet, one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutes. The lab is located at Biomedicum, a newly opened research building with excellent infrastructure and world leading research. The lab’s primary focus is to elucidate the regulation of mammalian gene expression and transcriptional dynamics, and to this end we are developing improved single-cell genomics methods.

Your mission

The successful applicant will be part of a project development within areas of transcriptional condensates and transcriptional kinetics. The position will involve cell culturing, optogenetic tools, microscopy, electronics combined with single-cell genomics in highly automated settings.

Your profile

To be eligible for this position, the applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  • - Masters degree in biomedicine or molecular biology (or similar)
  • - Proficiency in standard molecular biology techniques, including RNA/DNA extractions, PCR, qPCR
  • - Experience in confocal microscopy
  • - Experience in liquid-liquid phase separations
  • - Experience in single-cell genomics, including plate-based library construction methods
  • - Fluency in English
  • - Excellent personal and communication skills

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: Solna



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

To apply please provide:

  • A motivation letter explaining why the candidate want to join Sandberg’s group (half page)
  • A concise CV and a list of publications
  • A brief research statement (half page maximum) including: What research questions have you worked on so far? What methods have you used to answer these questions?
  • 2 references (name, institution, email)

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

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires
Contract type Full time
First day of employment September 2021
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2725/2021
  • Prof. Rickard Sandberg,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-524 863 53
Published 04.Jun.2021
Last application date 18.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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