Karolinska Institutet

Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) is located in Biomedicum at Karolinska Institutet. MTC conducts research and teaching in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC has about 430 active coworkers, including PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and professors. Key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, translational, national and international collaborations.

Biomedicum flow cytometry core facility

The Biomedicum flow cytometry core facility (BFC) is a shared resource laboratory that offers a wide range of flow cytometry services. The BFC is under the management of The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, MTC. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art, multi-color (a) cell sorters (one BD Aria Fusion, one BD Aria III, one BD FACSJazz and one MoFlo XDP) and (b) analysis instruments (one BD LSRII SORP, one BD FACS Calibur, one FACS Canto II, one FACS Verse and one Beckman Coulter CyAN ADP). The facility offers a wide range of services including training, application support for panel and experiment design, assisted analysis and cell sorting. Located in the recently established Biomedicum building, BFC offers cell sorting in a BSL2 environment and currently serves over 200 users.

We are seeking a highly motivated and service-minded colleague with extensive experience in flow cytometry, both analysis and sorting (bulk and single cells).

The research engineer will report to the facility director and aid in the daily routines for both instruments and biosafety at BFC, perform simple and advanced cell sorting and analysis and assist users. Training new users is a major service offered at BFC and the research engineer will assist in organizing training sessions, both theoretical and hands-on training. Documented experience in instrument trouble shooting is an advantage. The facility offers an excellent opportunity to develop a career in flow cytometry via interaction with the BFC staff and researchers from KI as well as customers from industry.

The position is a temporary employment for 6 months with possibilty for prolongation for 1,5 years.

Entry requirements

  • A Master’s Degree, Licentiate or a PhD in Biomedicine, Molecular Biology, Immunology or a related discipline.
  • Prior experience in multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting is required. Demonstrated independent cell sorting experience on BD Aria platform is an advantage.
  • Willingness to learn new instrumentation and analysis software.
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English.
  • The facility deals with a large volume of users. Therefore, strong interpersonal skills, ability to organize, plan and document the work are desired.

Application process

  1. A cover letter (max one A4 page) describing education, previous experience, research interest and motivation for seeking this position.
  2. Complete curriculum vitae.
  3. List of publications if any.
  4. Names and contact details of three references who are familiar with the applicant’s recent research and training


Type of employment Visstidsanställning 3-6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4591/2018
  • Saikiran Sedimbi, Senior research specialist, Saikiran.Sedimbi@ki.se
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Daisy Hjelmqvist SACO, daisy.hjelmqvist@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
Published 28.Aug.2018
Last application date 17.Sep.2018 11:59 PM CET

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