Research Assistant

Updated: about 2 months ago

The research group
The position is placed in the research group of Jonas Frisén. We are interested in the role of stem cells in cell turnover in healthy and pathological situations. We study the identity of stem cells and the organization of cellular lineages, the molecular regulation of cell production and the role of cell renewal in homeostasis and pathological situations. Many of our projects focus on stem cells in the brain and spinal cord and adult neurogenesis.

We are also interested in cell renewal in the heart and use the intestine as a stem cell and cancer model system. We have developed a method to study cell turnover by analyzing the integration of 14C derived from nuclear bomb tests in DNA, and use this to assess cell renewal in humans.

We are recruiting for a research assistant position in the lab to support ongoing projects in the field of neural stem cell biology and central nervous system regeneration in the mouse. The work requires previous hands on experience with genetically engineered mouse models and neuroscience techniques.

Your profile

  • MSs in Biomedicine, Neuroscience or equivalent
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • It is required that the applicant holds a license from the European and Swedish authorities to conduct animal research at Karolinska Institutet.
  • The applicant must have accredited experience in techniques such as behavioural analysis and viral stereotaxic injections in mice.
  • The applicant must have experience in tissue processing and image analysis, including clearing techniques, in vivo live imaging or similar.
  • Experience in large dataset analysis is desired.
  • What do we offer?
    A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

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

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