Laboratory technician for mass spectrometry

Karolinska Institute Stockholm
November 21, 2022
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of seven divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research. The Division of Clinical Chemistry is carrying out research to elucidate the molecular basis of cardiometabolic disease integrating basic science, clinical medicine and translational approaches. We operate a contemporary mass spectrometry platform for the analysis of small molecules for biomedical research purposes, either in a targeted or untargeted fashion.

We are currently looking for a motivated laboratory technician to assist in the preparation of samples for various projects using biochemical techniques and interpreting the results obtained. The position is temporary.

Your mission

In your role as a laboratory technician, you will prepare samples, solutions and reagents according to the laboratory's standard formulae and procedures. In addition, you will process and interpret analytical results for customers. You will follow established procedures to perform trace organic analyses on a wide range of samples/matrices, mainly body fluids and work on sample preparation within the laboratory to ensure that samples are prepared for analysis in accordance with the requirements set. The work will involve the use of mainly single and triple quadrupole LC-MS instruments, together with other laboratory equipment, as required. In addition, the daily work includes routine maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical equipment and routine maintenance and troubleshooting of LC-MS instruments.

Your profile

We are looking for someone with experience of working in an accredited analytical testing laboratory in the field of clinical chemistry. Furthermore, you will have experience and understanding of Waters LC-MS systems with single and triple quadrupoles operating in both ESI and UniSpray modes. Familiarity with MassLynx software is a requirement. Experience with sample preparation techniques such as liquid-liquid extraction, solid phase extraction, etc., experience with routine maintenance and troubleshooting of LC-MS based systems, and experience teaching and instructing biomedical analysts is a prerequisite for success in this position. Since we work in an international environment, good skills in English is a requirement. Experience in the operation of mass spectrometric machines and chemical extraction protocols is an advantage.

As a person, we want you to be structured, independent, reliable, accurate and have good documentation and experimental skills. In this recruitment we place great importance on personal characteristics.

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: Flemingsberg

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Welcome to apply at the latest 21 november.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form.

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4281/2022
  • Lisa Arodin Selenius, Avdelningssamordnare,
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
  • Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-52483286
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 07.Nov.2022
Last application date 21.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

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