Laboratory engineer

Updated: 3 months ago

We are an academic research lab in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) at Karolinska Institutet (KI) and SciLifeLab in Stockholm, Sweden ( ).

We are now looking for a Laboratory engineer.

Your mission

You will analyze spatio-temporal single cell gene expression data to explore how cancer cells co-opt tissue micro-environment in order to support tumor growth.

Your profile
  • Masters-level education in computational biology with solid quantitative foundations (multi-variate calculus, linear algebra) and mastery of advanced quantitative concepts (classical and Bayesian hypothesis testing, techniques to explore multi-variate data, dynamical systems theory)
  • Good computational skills, both conceptually (algorithms, database, ...) and practical (programming in R and Python, SQL, the linux environment)
  • Biology education in cell biology and immunology, covering both the relevant concepts and practical skills in the lab
  • At least 6 months of research experience with
    tumor immunology in particular with marcophage biology and experience working with immune deconvolution of RNAseq gene expression profiles
  • Experience with single-cell transcriptomics and corresponding R packages: tidyverse, ade4, seurat, scvelo, velocyto
  • Previous international experience
  • Fluency in English, spoken and written 

In addition, the candidate’s personal skills will be strongly valued.

What do we offer?
  • Exciting science in a lab uniquely positioned for you to apply your skills as a computer scientist to an area of direct medical relevance.
  • A stimulating scientific environment and top research infrastructure. KI is among the world's foremost medical universities and The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet, appoints the laureates for the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine. SciLifeLab is the Swedish national center for large-scale molecular bioscience, with stimulating researchers and top facilities in-house.
  • High life quality. Stockholm consistently tops the rankings of cities with highest quality of life worldwide.  

Location: Stockholm


To apply please provide:

  • A short cover letter (1 page max.)
  • A concise CV

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  

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