DO YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO RNA STRUCTURAL STUDIES IN MEDICINE?
Description of research group and project :
Possibly more than 50% of the human genome codes for non-coding RNA. These
RNAs are ubiquitous among all life forms and the mechanisms how non-coding
RNAs regulate these cellular functions are largely unknown.
Our interdisciplinary research group is interested in understanding how RNAs
adopt their structures to select specific functions in a pool of RNAs. We
employ different biochemical and biophysical techniques (e.g. NMR, SHAPE),
to investigate the molecular mechanism of RNA function (Nature 2012, 2015 &
2020). The team develops methodologies to address infectious diseases by
investigating viral RNA and bacterial ribosomes as well as searches for new
anti-cancer drugs based on microRNAs.
The purpose of this position is to support the Petzold research group and
our national RNA-NMR node with project coordination and administrative tasks.
In particular, coordinating research projects, managing legal agreements,
grant writing and reporting and coordination of grant proposals and
collaborative research projects, which the team participates in.
Administrating travels, booking meetings are other key aspects. We are looking
for someone who likes to be a part of the research team and not only deliver
administrative support. We hope to find an individual who enjoys reading and
writing scientific articles and who enjoys research communication, someone who
will also take responsibility for the team website and various science
outreach activities related to the work performed in the group and unit. The
group participates in international networks and the role of the coordinator
will be to manage these and be a contact person towards these. The position
will be based at Solna Campus, Biomedicum, Solnavägen 9, level 9, Karolinska
The successful candidate must have a university education and an advanced
degree as well as documented experience of administrative work. Good
organizational skills and talent in work coordination. Very good communicative
skills in English is important, Swedish of advantage. Strong emphasis is put
on personal qualities such as analytical ability, flexibility, being service-
minded and have a collaborative mindset and openness to working with people of
very diverse backgrounds and expertise. Interest and experience with
Biophysics, RNA biochemistry, data analysis, data visualization, graphical
design is a strong advantage but not a necessary skill.
A selection will be made among qualified applicants on the basis of the
Documented knowledge and relevant experience related to the duties above.
Expressed interest in the work described
Performance on work assignments
The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.
Terms and conditions
The position will be in the form of a 2-year employment paid with salary
with full benefits with possibility of extension. The time commitment can
range from 50% - 100%, depending on agreement.
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.
An application must contain the following documents in Swedish or English:
A personal letter and curriculum vitae
A copy of degree certificates and associated certificates
A copy of degree projects and any previous publications
Information of two references
Welcome to apply at the latest 30/11 2021
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|Type of employment
||Temporary position longer than 6 months
|First day of employment
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|Last application date
||30.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET