Laboratory technician

Karolinska Institute Stockholm


June 15, 2021


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Andras Simon's group studies mechanisms of regeneration in newts, which are aquatic salamanders. During the past years the group has developed methods that enable us to characterize how these animals replace damaged or degenerating tissues with new ones. The group places our findings in an evolutionary perspective and perform comparative studies with mammals. Please find more information on their web site https: // group


The work consists of assisting in the generation and maintenance of transgenic salamander lines.The duties include preparation of DNA and viral particles, microinjection, breeding, genotyping of transgenic salamanders, animal husbandry, and cleaning of aquaria. Documentation and contact with researchers take place largely in English.

Entry requirements

We are looking primarily for someone who has documented understanding and experience working with molecular biology techniques and some experience handling research animals.

Previous experience of working with aquatic animals is an advantage. Education in natural science, laboratory science, biology or biomedicine to the degree level is also an advantage Good knowledge of English, especially in speech, is a requirement since we have many foreign researchers.

The candidate's personal skills will be highly valued.

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Stockholm

The position is temporary for 1 year with possibility to prolongation for 1 year.


Welcome to apply at the latest June 15:th 2021.

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

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Monthly salary
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2417/2021
  • András Simon, professor,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-524 863 53
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
Published 25.May.2021
Last application date 15.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CET