Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Work place

We have an open summer job position for 3 months in the Team of Cancer Genetics led by Emma Tham, part of the Clinical Genetics research group at the Department of Molecular Medicine, KI located in Bioclinicum and in collaboration with Clinical Genomics, SciLifeLab, both at the Karolinska University Hospital site in Solna.

Area of responsibilities/description of the work

We are looking for a motivated person with experience in working with cell-free DNA and digital PCR. The work will be focused on extracting cell-free DNA from plasma and optimizing both singleplex and multiplex droplet digital PCRs on tissue DNA and then performing the PCRs on cell-free DNA. 


Education equivalent to a master’s degree in biochemistry/biotechnology/biosciences. Experience in handling cell-free DNA and performing digital PCR. Knowledge on how to handle patient samples. You should be able to organize your work and document it so that others can understand what you have done. You need to be fluent in English.

What we offer

A creative and inspiring academic environment characterized by expertise and curiosity. 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 programs in Sweden.

Location: Solna

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Type of employment Temporary position/Summer job
Contract type Full time
First day of employment efter överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 3 månader
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2131/2022
  • Emma Tham,
Union representative
  • Virpi Töhönen, SACO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR,
Published 10.May.2022
Last application date 22.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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