Research group

The research group is located at Dept. of Medicine, Huddinge and Dept. of Cell and Molecular Biology, Solna. The group consists of a team of physicians and scientists focused on studying pathways of human cardiogenesis and its implications for regenerative medicine. The research goal is finding novel pathways and principles for regenerative medicine in general, and repairing damaged cardiac muscle cells in particular. 


  • writing ethical applications in Swedish for animal and human research and assisting in contacts with ethical boards and authorities
  • performing immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence on the sectioned tissue, cell culturing etc
  • production of smart-seq libraries for single cell RNA sequencing
  • production of modRNA for the lab
  • assist lab members with molecular biology work such as molecular cloning, production of modified mRNA, PCR and analysis, as well as protein expression and analysis (i.e. Western blotting and ELISA)
  • assist lab members with experiments such as paraffin/cryo tissue embedding and sectioning
  • assist lab member for animal breeding, injections and harvesting tissues etc
  • assist lab manager as needed with inventory, orders, distribution of general supplies and genotyping of experimental animals
  • assist lab members in translating documents and grant proposals to and from Swedish

Personal skills and entry requirements

We expect you to be a positive, flexible person with good communication skills and abilities to collaborate and work in a highly dynamic international research team. You need to be able to work both in a team as well as independently, and you must be very service minded. Your work is thorough and diligent, and you are good at documenting your work and quick to learn new techniques. Appropriate background is a bachelor degree in Molecular Biology and more than one year’s recent work experience within a cell and molecular biology lab using the required skills.

Previous experience must include

  • good knowledge and thorough experience of experimental techniques within cell and molecular biology, such as molecular cloning, PCR, Western blot and ELISA etc.
  • solid experience in histological analysis techniques including sample preparation (embedding, sectioning, cryosectioning).
  • solid experience of production of smart-seq libraries
  • Felasa B certificate or equivalent for working with laboratory animals, and knowledge of the Swedish laws and regulations on animal experimentation 

Meriting experiences

  • experience in writing ethical permits for animal and human work
  • experience of production of modRNA

Furthermore, you have excellent communication skills in Swedish and English languages in both writing and speaking. Personal skills will be highly valued.

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 Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2488/2017
  • Katarina Drakenberg,
Union representative
  • Mats Rudling, SACO,
  • Yvonne Edlund OFR/ST ,
Published 16.May.2017
Last application date 25.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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