Research Assistant in Immunology with Advanced light microscopy (temporary employment)

Stockholm University

Application deadline

May 31, 2023

Research Assistant in Immunology with Advanced light microscopy (temporary employment)

SciLifeLab (SciLifeLab) is a national center for molecular biosciences with a focus on health and environmental research. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is a national resource hosted by Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University. The center also collaborates with several other universities.

Project description
A research assistant position is available at the Computational Microscopy for Cell Biology (CMCB) lab, led by Juliette Griffie The successful candidate will be investigating T cell activation in the context of mutations associated to autoimmunity with fluorescence microscopy. The research scope is highly multidisciplinary, relying on cutting edge imaging techniques and analysis tools to address fundamental biological issues.

This will translate into projects focusing on using super resolution microscopy to investigate T cell mutants at the nanoscale as well as live-cell imaging to improve our understanding of immune cells’ interactions in the context of these mutations.

Main responsibilities
The position involves taking an active part in CMCB lab’s daily research, with a particular focus on using super resolution microscopy to investigate T cell activation and autoimmunity. Both live-cell and fixed cell imaging are of interest to this project, and the candidate will be exepected to design and optimize novel protocols enabling to image T cell activation and interaction with advanced light microscopy.

Qualification requirements
Research assistant positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish Master’s degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in cell culture, biochemistry as well as fluorescence microscopy. Experience with immunology is a plus.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for 6 months. Start date 1st of October 2023 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Juliette Griffie,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Last updated: 2023-05-22

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