Research Assistant

Updated: 4 months ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are mainly working on human postmortem tissues, especially brains and sensory systems, including brains from depressed patients. We are interested in mood disorders and pain. An aim is to find out, if species differences between human and rodents exist, i.e. can results from animal disease experimental animal disease modelsbe translated to humans. We believe that such information is important for defining targets to develop medicines for the mentioned illnesses. 

Your mission

The applicant is expected to direct our small laboratory ordering reagants, taking care of files for samples, perfusing rats and mice and more, performing histochemical processing of tissues including cryostat sectioning, incubations with antibodies etc and microscopy work. 

Your profile

You should have experience in handling animals (mice, rat) and human postmortem tissues, including perfusion of animals with fixatives, dissection of brain and peripheral tissues. Cutting tissues in a cryostat is an essential part of the work. Immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization (RNAscope) as well as qPCR are basic methods in our laboratory. The sections will be analysed in various fluorescence microscopes.

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 February 10th 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 for 3 months. 

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