Research assistant position in vascular biology

Research assistant position in vascular biology


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
The position is placed in the research group of Prof.

Lars Holmgren at the Department of Oncology and Pathology, BioClinicum, Karolinska Institutet. We are looking for passionate and creative minds to assistant our team in ongoing studies on the possible molecular treatment for cardiovascular diseases.

Your mission
We aim to study the role of the AmotL2 protein in vascular development. This protein family was discovered by the group and has been shown to be involved in cell migration, polarity, cytoskeletal rearrangement and cell-cell contact formation. The successful candidate will be part of a team that studies how mechanical forces affect normal aortic function as well as the progression of vascular disease. More specifically, the molecular mechanisms how mechanical forces are relayed between endothelial cells, how this affects morphogenesis, nuclear positioning and chromosomal organization.

Your profile
To qualify, the applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate in a relevant field. The applicant must have more than 3 months of experience in experimental research and be well educated in the areas of developmental biology, tumor biology and confocal imaging. Experience in bioinformatics is a plus. Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English is a requirement.

The position will be temporary with good possibilities for prolongation.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

1) Education and previous training

2) Relevance for the project

3) Motivation

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.

Location: Solna

Welcome to apply at the latest 2021-06-04.

An application must contain the following documents in English:
1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (
2. A complete list of publications
3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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