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Research Specialist Position in Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine Karolinska Institute, Sweden 2022


Research Specialist Position in Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine is available doctoral degree candidates in biomaterials, nanoscience, materials science, biology, an engineering discipline or other relevant discipline at the group of Professor Molly Stevens, Division of Biomaterials, Department of Medical Biochemistry and biophysics (MBB), Karolinska Institute, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Research Specialist
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

group of Professor Molly Stevens, Division of Biomaterials, Department of Medical Biochemistry and biophysics (MBB)

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden


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Qualification Details

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Experience in nanoparticles for healthcare applications [Essential]
  • Experience in lipid formulation methods [Essential]
  • Experience in small angle X-ray and neutron scattering [Essential]
  • Experience in leading beam line experiments at synchrotron facilities [Essential]
  • Experience of materials characterization techniques including, TEM, NTA, DLS, FRET/fluorescence assays [Essential]
  • Experience in cell/material interaction [Essential]
  • Experience in applying for and managing research grants [Essential]
  • Experience in recruiting and mentoring students and research staff [Essential]
  • An understanding of and connections within the Swedish and international small angle scattering communities.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swedish
  • Demonstrable ability for innovation and original research
  • A proven record of publications in top journals [Essential]
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment [Essential]
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with academics from different disciplines, clinicians, and industrial partners
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply new concepts
  • A creative approach to problem-solving
  • Experience of translational project management
  • Experience in mentoring students [Essential]
  • Familiarity with IP protection [Essential]
  • Familiarity with transfer of technology (desirable)
  • Collaborations with academic and industrial partners [Essential]

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.

The candidate must have a PhD and a previous post-doctoral experience in biomaterials, nanoscience, materials science, biology, an engineering discipline or other relevant discipline, and have experience in i) nanoparticle formulation methods and characterization, and their application in healthcare, ii) leading small angle scattering projects including beam time applications, experiment planning and execution, and developing models for data analysis, iii) a range of materials characterization techniques including EM and cryo-TEM, NTA, DLS, NMR, HPLC. The successful applicant should have a proven record of publications in top journals including a small angle scattering component.

Responsibilities/Job Description

A research specialist position is available in the group of Professor Molly Stevens in the Division of Biomaterials at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and biophysics (MBB). The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary research team with a translational profile in biomaterials and tissue engineering, and should have expertise in developing and characterizing novel soft nanoparticle formulations for healthcare applications.

Description of the subject area

The successful candidate will be involved in developing and contributing to translational projects at the interface between materials science, chemistry and biology. The candidate will work on the design and characterization of composite materials with controlled architecture, composition and biological activity of a range of healthcare applications and lead related small angle scattering research projects. The research specialist must be an expert in the design and characterization of a range of soft nanoparticle formulations, in particular lipid formulations, for diagnostic and drug delivery applications. The candidate will be offered extensive opportunities for collaborative work, both within KI and external to the group of Molly Stevens at Imperial College in London and other groups.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead small angle scattering projects including applying for beam time and leading experiments and training in, supervising and development of analytical models.
  • Undertake the associated data analysis and interpretation of data.
  • To play a high level of involvement in recruiting and mentoring new group members.
  • To liaise with the other research staff and students working in broad areas of relevance to the research project and partner institutions.
  • To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals, presentations and the web.
  • To promote translational research by contributing to IP application preparation and liaising with clinicians and industrial partners when applicable.
  • To attend progress and management meetings as required and network with the other research groups.
  • To support the Research Coordinators and principal investigator in aspects of research, finance and management within the group.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-1690/2022

Application Procedure

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Note or Other details

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

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