Research assistant in research on the tyrosine kinase BTK

Updated: 2 months ago

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The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of seven divisions in which both research and teaching are conducted. The department is involved in advanced research in both basic and applied research. All divisions operate in close contact with clinics at Karolinska University Hospital. The Division of Biomolecular and Cellular Medicine (BCM) focuses on the use of modified biomolecules, cells and cell products as novel therapeutic agents and the identification and study of suitable biomolecular and cellular targets for therapy and diagnosis.

Currently, the division BCM, Unit for Molecular Cell Biology and Gene Therapy Research, is looking for a motivated research assistant to study the tyrosine kinase BTK for resistance mutations by studying cell lines and tumor microenvironment in animal models.

The position is a special fixed-term appointment of 6 months (full-time).

Subject description

Our group has expertise in the field of tyrosine kinases, particularly the enzyme BTK for which inhibitors are used in leukemia therapy.

Your mission

As a research assistant, you will study BTK in both cell lines and animal models. The research will involve laboratory work including cell culture and animal studies, as well as different techniques in molecular biology.

Your profile

We are looking for a motivated individual with basic knowledge in cell biology.

To be relevant for the position you should also have:

  • A doctoral degree
  • Experience from studies in cell lines
  • Experience in working with animals
  • The ability to understand and communicate in English to be able to work independently.

It is an advantage to have experience of similar work. 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. 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.

Location: Flemingsberg, Huddinge


Welcome to apply at the latest 14 May.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV and personal letter.

We request that you write your application in English.

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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