Flow Cytometry Research Technician

Karolinska Institutet (KI) - Flemingsberg
Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are seeking an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our cutting-edge Flow Cytometry Core Facility at Department of Medicine Huddinge (MedH), Karolinska Institutet as a Flow Cytometry Research Specialist. The Flow Cytometry Core Facility offers high quality service and state-of-the-art instrumentation to users at Karolinska Institutet, as well as external academic or commercial investigators. Applicants are invited to submit applications for a one or two-year full-time position.

The Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH) Flow Cytometry Core Facility is located in the newly established NEO research building on the Flemingsberg Campus, integrated into the Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine (HERM). The Flow Cytometry Core Facility is equipped with state-of-the-art analysers and cells sorters including one BD FACSymphony, one BD LSRFortessa, one Beckman Coulter Cytoflex S, one BD FACS Aria III and one BD FACS ARIA Fusion. Both cell sorters are used for cell sorting up to enhanced BSL 2. In addition to ensuring that the instruments are operating optimally, the facility offers assisted cell sorting, interaction with investigators at a bi-weekly FACS Forum and training sessions for analysis and trouble-shooting. More information about the core facility and the equipment can be found on https://ki.se/en/medh/flow-cytometry

The Flow Cytometry Facility is under the line management by Professor Eva Hellström-Lindberg, the Head of HERM, who formally is the main responsible for the facility, and line manager for all staff in the Facility. A Scientific Director executes responsibility towards running the facility according to the user needs and the overall plan staff responsibilities through weekly staff meetings. The Flow Cytometry Facility also has an excellent Facility Manager with a long-standing experience in advanced flow cytometry.

The post holder will support the Flow Cytometry Facility in providing smooth and reliable assisted cell sorting, perform day-to-day general laboratory routines, assist users with acute questions/issues and provide administrative lab support such as consumables and reagents restocking and ordering. The Flow Cytometry Facility also offers the possibility for investigators to outsource their FACS experiments to the facility. This position offers an exciting opportunity for an individual to work within a dynamic team involving other staff in the Flow Cytometry Facility and all its users, and to develop a career in cytometry.

Entry requirements

  • PhD degree
  • The ideal candidate must be able to deal with frequent user requests with a positive and friendly attitude
  • Established experience in multi-color flow cytometry and in particular independent cell sorting on advanced instruments such as the BD FACS ARIA Fusion
  • Previous experience in biosafety is preferred
  • The candidate must be able to do several tasks at the same time (e.g. operate multiple instruments at the same time)

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English

  • Demonstrate ability to organize, plan and document work in the facility. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A maximum one page cover letter summarizing motivation for position, previous experience and research interest
  • A complete curriculum vitae of current work and work history
  • Names and contact details of three references who are familiar with the applicants recent research and training

What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Flemingsberg


Welcome to apply at the latest 2020-10-02.

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

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