Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are seeking a talented and motivated research specialist to join our team working on elucidation of the role of exosomes in the immune system and as potential biomarkers and therapeutic agents for cancers and inflammatory diseases such as asthma and sarcoidosis.

Description of the subject area

A highly skilled, experienced and motivated research specialist is needed to work in our exosome team in order to characterize exosomes in different diseases, develop new techniques and to understand their function in pathology and physiology. The candidate needs to have shown strong competence in working independently as well as having good ability for teamwork, and with a mind set for assay development and trouble-shooting. The applicant needs also to be well-structured, with skills in producing high-quality scientific data and to be able to communicate well in English. In addition, apart from practical laboratory skills the applicant needs to be able to manage administrative responsibilities.

Your mission

The successful candidate should have a PhD in biology, medicine or veterinary medicine and experiences in various molecular and Immunological methods. Experiences in exosome analysis techniques as well as teaching and supervising master students and PhD students are merits.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a Research Specialist, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated research expertise as well as have documented research experience after defending their doctoral dissertation.

Assessment criteria

The assessment criteria form part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s eligibility. All criteria will be assessed but they should not individually be seen as requirements. It is up to the recruiting manager to decide whether to apply assessment criteria or not in the recruitment.

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  •  The applicant should have a scientific background relevant to the study of exosomes in cellular and molecular immunology and cancer. Have skills and experience of different molecular and immunological techniques. It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown experience in exosome isolation and analysis techniques, proteomic and RNA analysis, in vitro assays of exosome function.

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  •  Good organizational skills, personal engagement, and flexibility. Social competence, the ability to work in a team and communication skills in both Swedish and English are important. Interest in and documented experience of supervision of master and PhD students is a merit.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within Professor Susanne Gabrielsson’s, research group, Solna (


We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

The application must be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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 omg
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2012/2022
  • Susanne Gabrielsson, Susanne.Gabrielsson@ki.se070-7694127
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
Published 09.May.2022
Last application date 22.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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