Research Assistant in Pain Biology

Updated: 5 months ago

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

A Research Assistant position within a collaborative project with ultimate mission to understand how the interplay between the peripheral and central nervous systems in regulating pain sensation, is immediately available in the laboratory of Senior Researcher Saida Hadjab who heads a young group at Karolinska Institutet, department of Neuroscience, in the dynamic environment of BIOMEDICUM.

Your mission

This is an opportunity to study pain pathways modulation using manipulation, elimination, and visualization of genetically defined cells which can be combined with electrophysiology, calcium imaging, optogenetics, tracing and behavior testing.

Your profile

We are looking for a creative scientist, highly self-motivated with good communication skills.  The candidate should have previous and documented experiences in electrode implantation, calcium imaging, virus injections, behavior related to avoidance, pain and anxiety. Tissue dissection and single cell isolation are considered a plus.

Fluency in English is a requirement.

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

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Welcome to apply at the latest May 17th 2023.

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. 

This is a fixed-term position of 80-100% for a maximum of 1 year.

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