Research specialist in experimental lung immunology

Karolinska Institute Stockholm
January 24, 2023
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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are recruiting a research specialist to join our international research group conducting translational immunological studies to lung disease pathogenesis. This position is focused on sarcoidosis research to decipher the immunopathology of the disease.

Your mission

As a research specialist you will develop and work on new and ongoing projects and experimental and analytical methods in the research group. In addition to generation of experimental data, the work also includes literature review, statistical analysis, data analysis and scientific writing.

The studies primarily use patient samples from blood and tissue, in particular samples from the airways. Handling and processing of patient samples in biosafety level 2 are central in this position, as well as coordination between the clinic and the research laboratory. Patient samples are analysed using flow cytometry, RNA sequencing and an array of immunological and molecular methods. In addition, cells from patient samples are FACS sorted and used for functional in vitro assays including T cell proliferation, intracellular cytokine assays and flurospot.

Eligibility requirements

The successful candidate should have documented experience and skills in experimental immunological work with patient blood and tissue samples, preferentially respiratory samples. The candidate should have well established knowledge in immunology and experimental methods related to these fields. Documented skills and experience in cell culture in biosafety level 2, advanced flow cytometry and cell sorting are required. The candidate should be able to communicate with others in English and be suitable for teamwork.

To be eligible for employment as a Research Specialist, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated research expertise as well as have documented research experience after defending their doctoral dissertation.

Assessment criteria

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Documented experience with advanced flowcytometry (panel design, data acquisition and analysis)
  • Documented experience with flow cytometry based cell sorting
  • Documented experience on processing and culture of cells from human blood and tissues
  • Documented experience with experimental immunology including functional T cell assays
  • Documented experience with RNA sequencing data generation and analysis
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent skills in spoken and written English
  • Capacity to work independently as well as in a team
  • It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Experience in methods of molecular biology
  • Experience in supervision
  • Experience in writing grant applications
  • Experience in coordinating work with clinical collaborators and the research laboratory
  • 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. Here, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


    The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group of Anna Smed-Sörensen, at the Division of Immunology and Allergy. https: //


    We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

    Welcome to apply at the latest January 24

    The application must be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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    Type of employment Permanent position
    Contract type Full time
    First day of employment omg
    Salary Månadslön
    Number of positions 1
    Full-time equivalent 100 %
    City Stockholm
    County Stockholms län
    Country Sweden
    Reference number STÖD 2-107/2023
    Union representative
    Published 10.Jan.2023
    Last application date 24.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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