The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical sciences including cancer biology, aging, molecular endocrinology, functional genomics, systems biology, structural biology, protein biochemistry, immunology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 200 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?

The Fan lab at BioNut department investigates chromatin remodelling mechanisms in the contexts of  metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver and cardiovascular diseases. We combine cell and animal models with state-of-the-art molecular biology and sequencing tools in our studies, with the major aims to increase our understandings of the diseases and to identify novel intervention targets or strategies. Some of our recent studies please check; Liver and monocyte remodelling in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease - Rongrong Fan | Karolinska Institutet ( 

Your mission

We are looking for a research assistant to help our PhD and postdoc colleagues with the daily tasks of cell culture, mouse genotyping, molecular cloning, and gene or protein expression analysis.

Your profile

The candidate should have a recent Master degree in biomedicine, biochemistry or cell biology (or other relevant subjects) during 2021-2023. He or she needs to be familiar with mammalian cell culture and molecular cloning and should also know the basic steps of real-time PCR and western blot. Skills in R programming will be a huge plus.

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 also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Flemingsberg


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. 

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

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-787/2023
  • Rongrong Fan, Principal researcher, +46-8-700623585
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of administration, +46-8-52483549
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-52484080
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, +46-8-52483529
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-52481012
Published 21.Feb.2023
Last application date 21.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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