Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The position is located within the The Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (MMK). The department carries out preclinical and clinical research within numerous fields. Linked to the department are approximately 600 researchers, postgraduate students, teachers and technical and administrative staff.

Description of the subject area

Our translational research program is focused on designing therapies for the treatment of immunological diseases. The Research Scientist will join our dynamic Stockholm-based team and play a vital role in the discovery and evaluation of new therapeutic biological products. Our expanding program offers several opportunities to lead projects from the benchtop and into the clinic. 

Your mission

We are seeking a self-motivated, proactive, passionate, and collaborative individual who shares our determination to solve problems in medicine.

As a Research Specialist you are responsible for: 

  • Write protocols and perform experiments in the laboratory
  • Summarize and maintain databases of research data
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Use graphics and statistical software to analyze data Interact and collaborate with other researchers in the lab environment and present data to the management team
  • Drive scientific discussions Ensure equipment maintenance and quality control 

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.

Required qualifications for this position: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy degree in immunology, biotechnology, cell biology, biochemistry, structural biology, or a related biomedical field of study with a minimum of 3 years (PhD) of experience working in academic research or in a R&D division at a pharmaceutical company
  • Strong technical skills in performing and analyzing multiparameter flow cytometry
  • Experience in culturing of immune and cancer cells
  • Technical skills in T cell activation and mixed lymphocyte reaction assays
  • Ability and willingness to learn new concepts and techniques 

Assessment criteria

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Strong knowledge of immunology
  • Experience with protein characterization techniques including SDS-PAGE, western blot, ELISA
  • Hands-on experience with antibody design and functional characterization
  • Ability to critically evaluate scientific literature
  • Experience in preparing scientific reports and presentations 

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.

In this recruitment, we place great importance on personal characteristics.

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.



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 2024-04-08.

The application must be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1137/2024
  • Erik Berglund, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, erik.berglund@ki.
Union representative
  • Virpi Töhönen, SACO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR,
Published 12.Mar.2024
Last application date 08.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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