RESEARCH ASSISTANT in gene technology and human cell biology

Updated: about 1 month ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The position of Research Assistant is placed at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in the group of Bennie Lemmens. SciLifeLab is an institution for the advancement of molecular biosciences in Sweden and hosts a highly collaborative research community with studies conducted in the entire area of life sciences. A combination of four world-leading universities and cutting-edge technology platforms creates a dynamic and attractive environment for innovation. 

Your mission

To battle diseases such as cancer we need to understand the processes that drive cell division. But how do human cells multiply? Before a cell divides it has to duplicate its genome and switch between different biochemical states known as cell cycle phases. The projects aims to provide a genetic framework that defines how human cells start DNA replication and at the same time explore the mechanism of action of clinically relevant DNA replication inhibitors. The project includes various state-of-the-art molecular technologies and was recently awarded a StratCan Blue Sky Grant for Innovative Cancer Research & Technology.

We are currently looking for a Research Assistant that will play a key part within our research team focused on genome stability and DNA replication biology.

The responsibilities of the Research Assistant will be varied and include: 

  • Performing diverse molecular biology techniques including PCR and cloning
  • Bioinformatical analysis of genome-wide CRISPR screens
  • Culturing and drug treatments of various human cell lines
  • Genetically modifying human cells by CRIPR technology
  • Assisting with high-content microscopy and FACS sorting studies

Your profile

We welcome applications from candidates with academic qualifications at least corresponding to BSc in Biomedical Laboratory Science, Bioinformatics, Molecular Biology, or other related fields. The successful candidate is a responsible, service-minded person with good communication and organizational skills who enjoys working with people and take pride in delivering work of good quality.

The work requires:

  • Previous experience of molecular biology techniques and laboratory work, including cell culturing techniques.
  • Previous experience in programming and/or analyzing omics data.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in English, excellent communication skills and a service focus.

The applicant must be able to integrate well into the international and multidisciplinary environment. Personal suitability is therefore of great importance.

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

The department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB) currently has twelve research divisions, whose research focuses on basic science and mechanisms that cause disease. Within MBB, the division of Genome Biology explores various aspects of DNA metabolism and genome stability and at present integrates the activities of several internationally renowned laboratories including Cancer Therapy group led by Oscar Fernández-Capetillo and Genome Integrity group led by Jiri Bartek.

Location: SciLifeLab, Solna


Welcome to apply at the latest 23d of May, 2021.

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

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