School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Job description

SciLifeLab, Science for Life Laboratory, is an institution for the advancement of molecular biosciences in Sweden. We are funded as a national research infrastructure by the Swedish government.

Our organization leverages the unique strengths of individual researchers across Sweden into a focused resource for the life science community. We provide access for thousands of researchers to the cutting-edge instrumentation and deep scientific expertise necessary to be internationally competitive in bioscience research. This infrastructure is supported and developed by our research community, including internationally recognized experts in life science and technology. Our units and expertise create a unique environment for carrying out health and environmental research at the highest level.

National Genomics Infrastructure
NGI is one of the largest technical platforms at SciLifeLab. We provide access to technology for sequencing, genotyping and associated bioinformatics support to researchers based in Sweden.

Project coordinator at NGI

Can you picture yourself working in a dynamic and creative environment in one of the largest sequencing centers in Europe? As a Project Coordinator at NGI in Stockholm, you will work closely with researchers, research engineers and bioinformaticians in an area of rapid technology and application development. Last year, NGI in Stockholm had over 600 projects and processed over 30000 samples, and we continuously have around 50-100 projects running. These projects range from biomedical research in established model systems to environmental and other biological research in more exotic organisms.

Work description

Your role as a Project Coordinator would entail  being in close contact with researchers all around Sweden through  consultation meetings for new projects, establishing suitable project designs, and administration and maintenance of continuous contact with different stakeholders throughout the projects. Work tasks also include establishing project agreements, invoice specifications and presentation of our organisation at both external and internal events. The work also includes close collaboration with project coordinators from other facilities at SciLifeLab. 

We envision that this position would be most suited for a communicative  individual (outgoing person) who is interested in helping organise outreach activities such as workshops, seminars and conferences. The applicant should also have professional experience working with social media and science communication. 

We’re looking for a flexible, meticulous, and responsible person who is a clear communicator, takes initiative, and has good organisational skills. Administrative skills, service-orientedness and efficiency are important parts of the work and an ability to create and maintain good collaborations is required. It’s also important to be able to handle many parallel projects. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal characteristics when selecting the applicants.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm , in close proximity to nature

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  • Master’s degree in molecular biology or similar
  • Good knowledge of molecular techniques and/or bioinformatic analysis in genomics
  • Excellent communication skills Experience in organising events
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Preferred qualifications

  • PhD in molecular biology or similar
  • Experience in Next Generation Sequencing
  • DNA and RNA extraction, library preparation for sequencing, bioinformatic analysis
  • Experience in spatial analysis of gene expression and proteins Support and service 
  • Experience in working in an accredited environment and LIMS systems
  • Experience in working with Wordpress Experience in working with science communication
  • Fluent in written and spoken Swedish since this is required in your daily work

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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About the employment

The employment is valid until further notice (permanent post) according to agreement.
The employment begins with a six-month probationary period.

Other information

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2021-1899
  • Ellen Sherwood, +46 8 52481483
  • Mattias Ormestad, +46 8 790 98 61
Published 29.Oct.2021
Last application date 26.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET

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