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

Job description

Professor Tuuli Lappalainen's research group is looking for a research engineer to contribute to the group’s experimental research in human genomics. The position includes assisting other lab members in their research projects, particularly tasks related to human cell culture, CRISPR experiments to perturb genome function, DNA and RNA work including single cell assays and high-throughput sequencing. These tasks can include small independent research projects if desired. Additional responsibilities include lab coordination and management, such as ordering supplies, maintaining inventory, instrument maintenance, and ensuring compliance with local instructions and regulations. While the role is mainly focused on experimental lab work, it can include data analysis aspects.

The research group works at the international forefront of human functional genomics, aiming to understand how genomic variation contributes to diversity of human traits and diseases. We use both computational and experimental approaches across the disciplines of human genetics, functional genomics and systems genetics. In addition to the team at KTH, located at the SciLifeLab campus, Dr. Lappalainen also has an active research lab at the New York Genome Center, with close interactions between the teams.

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
  • An opportunity to participate in research at the forefront of human genomics, with cutting-edge methods, large data sets and good resources
  • An opportunity to gain experience in cutting-edge genomic technologies with mentorship from other members in the group and from Dr. Lappalainen
  • A possibility to pursue small independent research projects and develop skills as a researcher and/or as a lab manager
  • Interactions with the infrastructure platforms at SciLifeLab, other groups in Campus Solna, and team members at the New York Genome Center
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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  • A graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in the research subject or equivalent competence. 
  • At least 6 months of hands-on laboratory experience in genomics, molecular or cell biology, or an equivalent field
  • Collaborative abilities and willingness to work closely with other people
  • Organized mindset
  • Independence in seeking information
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Preferred qualifications

  • Prior expertise in tissue culture, nucleic acid work, molecular cloning, or single-cell genomics
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in research
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English and Swedish when it is required in daily work.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • A cover letter describing why you want to work with us, your interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max one page long.

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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-2024-0736
  • Tuuli Lappalainen,
Published 06.May.2024
Last application date 31.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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