Research engineer within flow cytometry

Updated: 9 days ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Flow cytometry is a central methodology within the life sciences. The Biomedicum flow cytometry core facility (BFC) is a shared resource laboratory that offers a wide range of flow cytometry services. The BFC is under the management of The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet. The facility offer training, application support for panel and experiment design, assisted analysis and cell sorting. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art, multi-color cell sorters and analysis instruments. Located in the recently established Biomedicum building, BFC offers cell sorting in a BSL2 environment and currently serves over 200 users.

Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. 

Your mission

As research engineer, you will report to the facility manager and aid in the daily routines for both
instruments and biosafety at BFC, perform simple and advanced cell sorting and analysis and assist users. Training new users is a major service offered at BFC and the research engineer will assist in organizing training sessions, both theoretical and hands-on training. Experience in instrument trouble shooting is an advantage. The facility offers an excellent opportunity to develop a career in flow cytometry via interaction with the BFC staff and researchers from KI as well as customers from industry.

Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated, well organized and service-minded with extensive experience in flow cytometry, both analysis and sorting.

You have a PhD in Biomedicine, Molecular Biology, Immunology or a related discipline, alternatively university degree (Bachelor or Master) coupled to years of research experience in one of these disciplines.

Prior experience in multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting is an absolute requirement. Demonstrated independent cell sorting experience on BD Aria platform is essential. Previous work and management experience of BSL-2 lab and work routines is highly desired, BSL-3 experience is a plus. Willingness to learn new instrumentation, techniques and analysis software. Yo need excellent communication skills in spoken and written English. The facility deals with a large volume of users. Therefore, experience of customer service, strong pedagogic and interpersonal skills, ability to organize, plan and document the work are desired.

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


Welcome to apply!

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. 

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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