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.


The Center for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR) started in January 2016 as a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) and Ferring Pharmaceuticals. The center builds on a deep understanding of translational microbiome research, and has established a broad technical, biological, clinical, and epidemiological platform for studying complex microbiological communities in well-defined human materials. A part of the infrastructure at Karolinska Institutet is located within the Clinical Genomics facility at SciLifeLab with access to high-throughput next-generation sequencing capacity. The collaboration forms a solid foundation for understanding the contribution of the microbiome to normal physiology and pathophysiology and opens opportunities for development of novel therapies to address gastroenterology, reproductive health and neonatology.


We are looking for a temporary position as laboratory technician to join the Lab Core team at The Center for Translational Microbiome Research (CTMR). The position will mainly focus on DNA extraction but will also be containing bioinformatical work considering whole genome analysis of Helicobacter pylori and other bacteria.

The position concerns the following main tasks:

  • Registration and pre-treatment of clinical samples (biopsies, feces etc.)
  • DNA extraction with TECAN Evo
  • Registration of experiments in Laboratory Information Management System LIMS as well as electronic lab notes in ELN
  • Whole genome analysis of H. pylori

Entry requirements

Candidates should hold a BSc in engineering or equivalent, and have experience of working with DNA and DNA extractions in the lab. In general, the person needs to be careful and use good laboratory practice. For the bioinformatics part Linux/Unix experience as well as familiarity with tools for assembly, annotation and phylogenetic analyses of bacteria whole genomes is required.

We place great emphasis on personal suitability.

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

Type of employment Visstidsanställning 3-6 månader
Contract type Full time
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2478/2017
  • Marica Hamsten,Senior Lab Manager,
Union representative
  • Nasrin Bavand-Chobot, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Daisy Hjelmqvist, SACO,
Published 15.May.2017
Last application date 24.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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