Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Your mission

The position entails conducting research to analyse uncharacterised proteins that are specifically expressed by endothelial cells and to identify their function within the vascular system. The project will involve various biomolecular techniques such as recombinant protein expression, biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology. Responsibilities include making conceptual and methodological contributions to the research projects, experiment planning and execution, data analysis, student supervision, and result communication.

This is a temporary, full-time position for one year.

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.

We seek a candidate with the necessary background and skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team, demonstrate independence, take initiative and with prior experience of student supervision. Additionally, applicants should exhibit strong organizational and multi-tasking abilities as well as effective communication skills.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A PhD in biochemistry or molecular biology
  • A background in the study of vascular endothelial cell biology and processes underlying coagulation/thrombosis
  • Extensive prior experience in the design and production of diverse recombinant proteins, bacterial culture, protein analysis techniques (including size exclusion chromatography and crystallography), enzyme activity measurements and primary endothelial cell culture
  • Experience of designing and using assays to measure the coagulation potential of plasma and whole blood on endothelial cells in vitro
  • Proved experience in writing and publishing in peer-reviewed journals of high-quality scientific papers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.

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. Here, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: 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.

Welcome to apply at the latest 2024-02-18.

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 Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment omg
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-576/2024
  • Lynn Butler, Senior Research Specialist,
Union representative
  • Virpi Töhönen, SACO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR,
Published 05.Feb.2024
Last application date 18.Feb.2024 11:59 PM CET

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