Research engineer within flow cytometry

Updated: 3 months ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC has about 430  active employees, including 81 PhD students, 77 postdoctoral researchers and 32 professors. Key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, translational, national and international collaborations.

Biomedicum flow cytometry core facility

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 offers a wide range of services including 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 250 users.

Your profile

We are seeking a highly motivated, well organized and service-minded colleague with extensive experience in flow cytometry, both analysis and sorting (bulk and single cells).

Your mission

The research engineer 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.

Entry requirements

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. Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English. The facility deals with a large volume of users. Therefore, experience of customer service, strong interpersonal skills, ability to organize, plan and document the work are desired.

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.

Location: Solna


The selection process will be ongoing so please send in your application as soon as possible!

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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