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 group leader 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 RNA and RNA-binding proteins in DNA repair and to investigate whether these functions are altered in cancer cells, which could have implications for cancer therapy.
To build a strong and creative research team, we are looking for high achievers from universities around the world. We will offer an intellectually stimulating environment and are looking for the talented people who will play a part in developing our next breakthrough ideas. Are you ready to discover the unexplored?
- Applicant will hold a PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Biochemistry
- Applicant should have previous experience in basic mechanistic research
- Previous experience in molecular biology techniques, including cloning, cell culture and microscopy is considered an important merit
- Applicant should have a high personal drive and motivation
- Applicant should be efficient and able to work productively in a team
- Applicant should be fluent in English (written and spoken)
We put great emphasis on personal suitability
Type of employment
The position is a temporary employment intially for 6 months with a possibility for extension up to two years, starting early spring 2019.
The application is to be submitted in Varbi recruitment system.
An application must contain the following documents in English:
- Curriculum vitae and qualifications
- A complete list of publication
- A personal letter
At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
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