Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

You will be a part of the Kallioniemi research group. Our goal is to develop a precision cancer medicine, to better match targeted therapies, and their combinations using omics- profiling and comprehensive drug testing. We focus on optimizing existing treatments for individual cancer patients based on molecular and functional drug profiling. For the details of the group: Olli Kallioniemis group

Your mission

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated laboratory engineer to help support and coordinate precision medicine research activities.  The applicant is expected to work independently in the laboratory with supporting research projects on phenotypic profiling functional and drug testing. The mission also includes coordination of samples and analyses, between the hospital and the technology platforms at SciLifeLab. In addition, general laboratory responsibilities such as organization, ordering, handling deliveries, safety and maintenance of primary cell line models for functional profiling are included. The applicant will also be expected to regularly present and communicate the scientific results achieved both in written and oral format. Temporary position for 12 months with possibility of extension. The employment may come to reside at Radiumhemmets forskningsfonder. 

Your profile

A successful candidate should be ambitious and motivated. You may hold a university degree up to a PhD degree in a relevant field such as pharmaceutical, medical or biological science.
The experience needs to be wet lab-focused work in academia or pharmaceutical industry or equivalent. Hands-on experience with cell culture is required and knowledge of -omics profiling, high-throughput drug testing, flow cytometry, and high-throughput fluorescence imaging is highly valued. Experience in molecular biology techniques is also valued.

The laboratory work includes molecular biology technologies, cell culture work - specifically the maintenance of patient-derived primary cell cultures, but also cell lines, and the preparation of DNA/RNA/protein samples from tissue, cells, and blood for next-generation sequencing, transcriptomics and proteomic analyses. We will work together with a number of other SciLifeLab platforms, including high-throughput screening and drug profiling. The applicant will also be expected to perform the basic data analysis and enter the data to research databases, regularly present and communicate the scientific results both in written and oral format, as well as help in teaching of common laboratory techniques to group members. The responsibilities include sample coordination and general organizational tasks, ordering and handling deliveries.

The candidate should be independent and motivated with a documented ability to carry out experimental research projects and coordination. The applicant is fluent in English and proficiency in written/spoken Swedish is valued. Expertise on laboratory safety regulations at KI, ordering and procurement procedures, and accounting is highly valued.

Experience and knowledge from projects related to precision cancer medicine is a great merit.  The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enjoy working in a collaborative setting, and be very self-driven. The individual should also be organized, responsible, demonstrate excellent research lab practices and set a high standard for all people in the group. Ability to demonstrate a capability to work in a team-science oriented way will be highly valued.

What do we offer?

The Kallioniemi group is a creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity where each member has possibility to develop individually as well as a learn from the team. Many of our research projects are done in a team science-oriented manner and link to the larger network of Precision Cancer Medicine (PCM) linking Karolinska Institutet (KI) and Karolinska University hospital. For more information: Olli Kallioniemi- SciLifeLab

Your work will be carried out at the Solna campus of Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab). SciLifeLab is a leading national infrastructure for next-generation life science research in Sweden and hosts 10 technology platforms and more than 1500 experts and researchers nationwide. More than half of these are located at campus Solna either in research groups or in the infrastructure facilities. For more information: SciLifeLab

KI as our host university has the vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. KI is world famous for conducting successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. KI 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. For more information:

Location: Solna


Welcome to apply at the latest 2023-02-03.

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 Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-165/2023
  • Päivi Östling,
  • Anders Ullén,
Union representative
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, Saco,
  • Henry Wölling, Seko,
  • Helen Eriksson,OFR,
Published 13.Jan.2023
Last application date 03.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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