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The institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) offers Research assistant with focus on skin and skin microbiota in disease triggered by environmental chemicals at the Unit of System Toxicology – Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 2022

 

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General Info

Position: Research Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Unit of System Toxicology
The institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM)
Karolinska Institute (KI)
Stockholm, Sweden

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Qualification Details

To be eligible for employment as a research assistant, you must have a MSc in biology or a related field, or alternatively be willing to perform your master thesis based on the results produced by this study. It is meritorious to have experience from laboratory work, especially regarding aseptic techniques needed in a microbiology laboratory, profiling of chemical compounds by HPLC, sample preparation for DNA extraction and performing PCR and gel runs. Moreover, it is a merit to be familiar with biostatistics and other analyses performed on the R platform.

We are looking for a person who enjoys working with science and with us. Good collaborative skills and the ability to work independently and in an organized manner is a must.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The employment has a focus on research. The successful candidate will conduct research within the study “The role of skin and skin microbiota in disease triggered by environmental chemicals”. The specific aim of the study is to clarify the function of the skin and the skin microbiota for uptake and subsequent health effects of environmental chemicals. Your task will be to isolate and culture bacteria, perform toxicity assays and analysis of metabolites, as well as to prepare study subject samples for amplicon sequencing, and analyze the results under supervision. The position as a research assistant is temporary for 12 months.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: STÖD 2-2/2022
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. In this recruitment, you  answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. Your application must contain the following documents in English: a cover letter and a CV.

About the Department

The institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics, with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have.

At the Unit of System Toxicology we focus on how environmental exposures, including nanomaterials, chemicals and microorganisms impact on epithelial barrier function and immune resilience. Our aim is to uncover mechanisms which link environmental exposures with the development of chronic inflammatory disease.

About the Employer: Karolinska Institute (KI)


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