Karolinska Institutet, department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Farnebo

The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 300 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

The position is placed in the research group of Marianne Farnebo at BioNut. Farnebo’s lab studies functions of the nuclear organelles Cajal bodies and mechanisms involved in DNA repair, and how defects in these processes contribute to cancer. A number of techniques required to study RNA-guided DNA repair are already up and running in our laboratory, like laser-micro irradiation, live-cell imaging, single-molecule RNA FISH and RNA tethering. The lab has an extensive scientific network within the field and access to clinical material relevant for the project

The advertised position is a full time position. Work tasks will comprise two components. The first is to work closely with the groupleader to jointly develop and organize laboratory functions, including organising meetings, ordering of lab-related items, introduction of new employees and help maintain the research group.

The second component is to perform research within the group. The research project will focus on characterizing the role of noncoding RNAs and RNA processing factors in DNA repair and to investigate whether these functions are altered in cancer cells, which could have implications for cancer therapy.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry. He/she should also have extensive previous experience in molecular mechanisms of noncoding RNAs and/or DNA repair and relevant techniques, including smFISH and tethering of RNA.

Applicants who have completed a postdoc within RNA biology and DNA repair are given priority.

Type of employment
The position is a temporary employment intially for 6 months with a possibility for extension up to two years, starting in spring 2018.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:
- Curriculum vitae and qualifications
- A complete list of publication
- A personal letter

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 Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1063/2018
  • Marianne Farnebo, Associate Professor, +46 702 174204
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-524 840 80
  • Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-8-524 810 28
Published 20.Feb.2018
Last application date 13.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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