Laboratory technician

Updated: 2 months ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) is a department with a strong focus on basic science. CMB conducts research and education in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, cancer and infection biology. CMB is located in Biomedicum, a new interdisciplinary research center designed to concentrate much of the experimental research conducted at Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna under one roof to promote collaboration. Biomedicum houses approximately 1,200 researchers and other personnel and allows expensive equipment to be shared and utilized more effectively

Description of the research group

Kirsty Spalding research group investigates various properties of human adipose tissue. We are interested in understanding the heterogeneity of human adipose depots, how human fat cells respond to obesity and senescence in human adipose tissue.


The successful candidate will be responsible for performing core techniques central to the laboratory’s research. This includes handling human tissue (tissue dissection, cell and nuclei isolation), immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry and confocal microscopy, molecular biology (DNA and RNA isolation, qPCR, protein analyses including western blot and ELISA/Mesoscale), invasion assay and cell and tissue culture.

Entry requirements

To be eligible, an applicant must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biomedicine, molecular biology or molecular biotechnology
  • Masters degree
  • Expertise in molecular biology techniques, including qPCR, western blot and protein assays
  • Histology and immunocytochemistry techniques and confocal microscopy
  • Cell invasion assay
  • Senescence (SABG assay)
  • The applicant must speak and write fluent English

Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise in the above techniques in human adipose tissue

Personal skills

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are required. Emphasis will be placed on qualities as responsibility, flexibility, teamwork and ability to solve problems.

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: Solna


The application must contain the following documents in English: 

  • CV including contact details of at least 2 reference persons
  • Copy of degree certificates and grades
  • 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. 

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