Research Specialist

Updated: about 2 months ago

The Eukaryotic Single Cell Genomics Facility located at the Science for Life Laboratory in

Stockholm is looking for a highly qualified Research Specialist.

The focus of ESCG is on high throughput streamlined transcriptome and genome analysis of large numbers of individual eukaryotic cells.

Area of responsibilities/description of work

At the facility, RNA or DNA sequence libraries are constructed from single-cell suspensions using state- of-the-art technology. You will handle delicate primary cell samples, fragile RNA and sensitive instruments on a daily basis.

Your responsibilities will include running single-cell methods, RNA-isolation and sequencing library construction, microscopy, image analysis and quality control. Methods include Smart-seq3 protocol, Chromium system from 10x Genomics and custom protocol. Additionally, you will operate liquid handling robots, qPCR/PCR, and Bioanalyzer instruments.

Other tasks include ordering, inventory, risk assessments and other administrative tasks.


The ideal candidate has a university degree in molecular biology, biomedical science, biotechnology, or similar discipline. A PhD degree in a relevant field may be advantageous. Previous work experience with RNA and primary cells is required. Experience with high-throughput sample preparation of RNA and/or DNA is desirable as well as working with sample preparation at a clinical analysis laboratory or comparable. Previous work with single-cell techniques is an advantage. You should have experience in working in a laboratory environment following good laboratory practices (GLP) including biosafety rules.

You should be service minded, enjoy learning new methods, be thorough and diligent in your work and be proficient with documenting. The position requires that you are able to work independently as well as in collaboration with others. You will work in an international team with frequent interactions with customers, therefore excellent communication skills, general computing proficiency and a good knowledge of English are essential.

Strong interpersonal skills will be highly valued.

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 application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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