Research assistant (temporary position)

Karolinska Institute Stockholm


June 13, 2021


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Increased white adipose tissue mass is closely associated with cardiometabolic complications. Our research aims to understand how alterations in human white adipose tissue function is casually related to common disorders such as type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. We are in particularly interested in the role of metabolic disturbances in adipocytes and their link to inflammatory responses. Our group consists of 10-15 members (postdoctoral fellows, senior researchers and technical staff) and has all the necessary infrastructure to conduct translational research including a fully equipped preclinical laboratory at NEO and a clinical research unit at the Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge.

Your mission

We will recruit a research assistant (RA) to work in the group led by Professor Mikael Rydén and Dr Niklas Mejhert. The RA will work on a project related to immunometabolism and will work with human white adipose tissue/cell cultures, standard molecular biology techniques, metabolomics and bioenergetic assays (Seahorse). The project is ongoing with a number of preliminary data. The position is for 6 months but may be be extended with an additional 6 months pending the completion of the project.

Your profile

The person appointed should have an MSc degree in nutrition, medicine, biomedicine or equivalent. It is a clear strength if the applicant has some experience from translational research focusing on endocrinology, adipocyte biology and lipid metabolism. The applicant should also have competence in cell culture work and standard molecular biology techniques. Good knowledge in English, written and spoken, is a requirement. Given that we aim to have the position filled as soon as possible it is an advantage if the applicant can commit to start before summer 2021.

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: Flemingsberg

Read more about the Rydén &Mejhert research group


An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • Cover letter, including a summary of previous and current studies (no more than one page).
  • A curriculum vitae (no more than one page).
  • A summary of qualifications in terms of methods with description of the level of knowledge with examples. (no more than one page).
  • Names and contact details of two references who are familiar with the applicants recent research and training.
  • The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. Welcome to apply at the latest 2021-06-13.

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    Type of employment Permanent position
    Contract type Full time
    First day of employment Upon agreement
    Salary Monthly salary
    Number of positions 1
    Working hours 100%
    City Flemingsberg
    County Stockholms län
    Country Sweden
    Reference number STÖD 2-2661/2021
    • Mikael Rydén,
    • Niklas Mejhert,
    Union representative
    • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
    • Mari Giljam, OFR,
    • Elisabeth Henriksson, OFR,
    Published 31.May.2021
    Last application date 13.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CET

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