Karolinska Institutet, Institutet för miljömedicin

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.


The research assistant will work at the Unit of Biochemical Toxicology at IMM. Our research aims to improve the scientific basis for the health risk assessment of the environmental pollutants polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) including the more polar oxygenated PAHs. We use experimental in vitro and in vivo models in our studies.

The position is full time and temporary for 6 months with start immediately according to agreement.


We are looking for a research assistant that will perform experimental work in on-going research projects. We are currently evaluating the genotoxic effects of oxygenated PAHs and their interactions with PAHs in human lung cells and zebrafish embryos. The applicant is expected to independently plan and perform methods for assessing genotoxicity such as Comet assay, Micronucleus assay, Western blotting as well as evaluate the data from the experiments. Apart from laboratory work the research assistant will take part in the unit’s internal meetings, and contribute with scientific writing.


Entry requirements

We are looking for a motivated research assistant with a Master of Science degree in Toxicology. Experience performing Comet assay, Micronucleus assay and Western blotting is a requirement; experience from studies of PAHs is a merit. The research assistant must have excellent communication skills in English, a strong background in performing laboratory experiments, an ability to interact scientifically with other members in the laboratory and the research group, and also work both independently and as part of the team. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Application process

The application is to be submitted in the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning 3-6 månader
Contract type Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2827/2017
  • Kristian Dreij, Researcher , Kristian.Dreij@ki.se
Union representative
  • Malahat Mousavi, SACO-S, 08-524 875 24
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR , 08-524 874 19
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO , 08-524 840 80
Published 07.Jun.2017
Last application date 21.Jun.2017 11:59 PM CET

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