Research Engineer in Spatial Immunology


Application deadline

November 13, 2023

Research Engineer in Spatial Immunology

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Job description

We are recruiting a research engineer in spatial immunology to our team located at SciLifeLab Stockholm.

Our team has an interest in system-level mapping and characterization of immunological features in human diseases and early human life. By identifying and in-depth characterizing immune and other cell types in tissue space, we try to describe organ development in early human life, and we try to find blood and tissue-based biomarkers for human diseases. We mainly use high-parametric, single-cell resolved imaging for molecular & spatial protein profiling in tissues. We are part of a highly interactive and internationally competent research environment, and we host state-of-the-art technology platforms for spatial proteomics.

In this role, you will be responsible for molecular and spatial analyses of human adult and embryonic tissues for characterization of immunological features. The work will involve e.g. sectioning of tissue samples, high-parametric immunofluorescence, microscopy, image analysis and data visualization. Our projects are large collaborations with other researchers and clinicians in and outside of Sweden. You will support data generation in ongoing projects but you will also work on individual projects that you will be responsible to push forward.

This position is a great fit for you if you want to learn and apply the cutting-edge protein profiling and imaging tools to pioneer in the emerging field of human tissue immunology.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment.
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature.
  • A position giving you a unique possibility to start a carrier in the emerging research field of spatial omics in a multi-disciplinary research environment.
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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  • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) degree in the research subject or equivalent competence, e.g. a M.Sc. degree in Molecular Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Immunology, Biotechnology, or similar.
  • Previous laboratory experience with cell- and molecular biology methods. 
  • Interest in immunology.
  • Fluency in English (written and verbal) since this is neccessary in your daily work.
  • As a person, you are a good team player and reliable, who can also take the initiative and work independently to drive your own projects.

Preferred qualifications

  • Previous laboratory experience in histology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence microscopy and antibody-based methods such as flow cytometry.
  • Data visualization skills in R and/or Python.
  • A relevant degree project work involving analyses of human immune cells from peripheral blood and/or human tissues.
  • As a person, you are structured, goal-oriented and have good problem-solving analytical skills.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH’s webbpage.

To apply for the position

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  3. Personal letter explaining why you apply for this position, your research interests, and how this position relates to your previous experience and to your future goals. Max two pages long.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement – one years, with access according to agreement.

Other information

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About KTH

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Last updated: 2023-10-12

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