Karolinska Institutet, MEB

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb

KI Biobank is a core facility hosted by MEB for all departments at KI. Its purpose is to provide professional sample and data services to medical research that improves healthcare and public health. The facility typically serves defined research studies which collect and use samples and sample-related data. With over ten years of growing service the biobank now holds samples and related data from over half a million Swedish residents.

The lab unit of KI Biobank operates and develops the sample services we offer to medical research. It is vital that its work maintains high quality and ethical standards and keeps pace with the rapidly evolving technology opportunities and needs of medical research.

We currently need to reinforce our service operation and lab development programme and now seek an experienced lab scientist to help us with this.


The role holder’s duties will include:

* support the routine laboratory processes as and when required

* develop and optimize laboratory services and support the implementation of new automation

* create SOPs and other relevant documentation

* deputize for laboratory head when absent

The role reports to the unit head of the biobank lab. The role-holder will also be required to collaborate actively with the research groups for which new services are being developed.


We expect you to possess the following:

  • MSc/PhD degree in life sciences, preferably with molecular biology or biochemistry bias;
  • At 3 years’ experience of practical laboratory work in molecular biology, including the use of automation and lab IT systems for instrument control, data capture and interpretation;
  • Eukaryotic cell culturing experience;
  • Excellent communication skills and high standards of integrity;
  • Very strong team and collaborative skills;
  • Project management and organizational skills;
  • Fluency in English spoken and written.

Beneficial but not required

  • Leadership experience
  • Knowledge of genotyping using QuantStudio OpenArray and data analysis using Gene Analysis Post Processing software;
  • DNA extraction from dried blood spots
  • RNA extraction from whole blood
  • Knowledge of biobank science

We also see that you can initiate activities and structure your work in order to achieve results.

Application process
The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Type of employment TEMPORARY_POSITION_MT_6
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3678/2017
  • Lina Werner, HR-officer, Email: lina.werner@ki.se
  • James Thompson, Head of unit, Email: james.thompson@ki.se
Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-524 861 99
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84, ulrika.zagai@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 18.Aug.2017
Last application date 22.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

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