Research assistant for the Cancer Therapy group

Karolinska Institutet

Application deadline

August 10, 2023

Research assistant for the Cancer Therapy group

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics are divided into divisions. Currently, the “Cancer Therapy” group at the division of Genome Biology, led by Prof. Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo has one Research Assistant vacancy.Their research focuses on phenotypic screenings aiming to find genes or chemicals that can be of help in fighting against age-related diseases currently lacking a cure.

Your mission

We are seeking an enthusiastic person who will work on a project where we establish cell-based assays for phenotypic drug screens in the context of age-related diseases such as cancer or neurodegeneration. The employment includes experimental laboratory work, data processing, data analysis and report writing. In addition, it is expected that the candidate will help in the training of younger students.

The position starts with a 6-month temporary employment contract, which can be extended if this period is satisfactory for both parties.

Your profile

The candidate should have strong knowledge in cellular and molecular biology and hands-on experience in a variety of cellular and molecular biology techniques, including cell-culturing, PCR and Western blotting methods. International work experience and medical experience are considered as strong merits. Documented knowledge of cancer biology is a bonus. Complete fluency in both written and spoken English is a request. Other skills such as writing and presenting capacities or social competence will be highly valued.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: SciLifeLab, Solna Campus

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Welcome to apply at the latest 10th of August 2023.

An application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. A Curriculum Vitae
  2. A Motivation Letter
  3. Contact of 2 persons that could provide reference letters.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Last updated: 2023-07-07

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