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Laboratory technician cell assays at Karolinska Institute, Sweden 2022


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General Info

Position: Lab technician
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: Subject to norms

Department of Medicine
Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden

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Qualification Details

We are looking for a committed person who will work in our research laboratories at the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM). The applicant must have a master’s degree, have previous experience of biomedical research work, have very good communications skills, be well-structured and able to take responsibility for delivering well-documented, and well-presented high quality research data. The work involves close contacts with project members within and outside the research group, and we are happy to see that you summarize and present your result yourself at meetings with these researchers.

Requirements: Master’s degree. Experience of sterile handling of human blood and quantification by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry analysis. Previous experience in data processing of obtained data, including excel and powerpoint, and scientific documentation. Good oral and written communication in English.

Merit: Knowledge of prostaglandin profiling. Previous experience of Waters’ LC-MS instruments and Masslynx software. Logistic skills and experience in sample handling/storage, documentation and ethical aspects working with patients’ samples/data.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Since June 2020, the Department of Medicine has been participating in a research project in collaboration with Uppsala University, which aims to identify novel substances with anti-inflammatory properties. The substances are isolated from plants used in traditional Chinese medicine. This project is funded through a collaboration with Guangdong Provincial Hospital for Chinese Medicine.

Your mission

This position as laboratory technician is a fixed-term employment, with the possibility of extension. Per-Johan Jakobsson’s research group consists of about 20 researchers with varying backgrounds and from several countries, and it runs several research projects. In one of these projects, fractions and substances from plant material that we have received directly from researchers in China are isolated by our partners at Uppsala University, while we at KI develop biological cell assays for evaluation of these. These biological cell assays are designed to identify substances with anti-inflammatory properties and are often based on transfected cell lines or primary cells isolated from human blood. The effect of the substances is evaluated with different methods, e.g. flow cytometry, mass spectrometry and ELISA-like assays. Additionally, we are investigating the role of prostaglandin in spondyloarthritis using samples from patients in close collaboration with our clinic. Your role is to work with these (cell) assays and to communicate with medical doctors/nurses/blodcentralen in order to obtain the required patient samples.]

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-3519/2022

Application Procedure

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.

About the Department/Section/Group

The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group of Professor Per-Johan Jakobsson at the Division of Rheumatology.

About the Employer: Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden

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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.

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Published on: | Last Updated: Sep 22, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team