Research Engineer in Flow Cytometry

Solna, Sweden
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, Administration

Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC has about 430 active employees, including 81 PhD students, 77 postdoctoral researchers and 32 professors. Key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, translational, national and international collaborations.
Biomedicum flow cytometry core facility

The Biomedicum flow cytometry core facility (BFC) is a shared resource laboratory that offers a wide range of flow cytometry services. The BFC is under the management of The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art, multi-color (a) cell sorters (one BD Aria Fusion, one BD Aria III and one BD FACSJazz) and (b) analysis instruments (one BD LSRII SORP, one BD FACS Calibur, one FACS Canto II, one FACS Verse and one Beckman Coulter CyAN ADP). The facility offers a wide range of services including training, application support for panel and experiment design, assisted analysis and cell sorting. Located in the recently established Biomedicum building, BFC offers cell sorting in a BSL2 environment and currently serves over 250 users.


We are seeking a highly motivated and service-minded colleague with extensive experience in flow cytometry, both analysis and sorting (bulk and single cells).


The research engineer will report to the facility director and aid in the daily routines for both instruments and biosafety at BFC, perform simple and advanced cell sorting and analysis and assist users. Training new users is a major service offered at BFC and the research engineer will assist in organizing training sessions, both theoretical and hands-on training. Experience in instrument trouble shooting is an advantage. The facility offers an excellent opportunity to develop a career in flow cytometry via interaction with the BFC staff and researchers from KI as well as customers from industry.

Entry requirements

  • A PhD in Biomedicine, Molecular Biology, Immunology or a related discipline.
  • Prior experience in multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting is an absolute requirement.
  • Demonstrated independent cell sorting experience on BD Aria platform is a must.
  • Previous work and management experience of BSL-2 and BSL-3 lab and work routines is highly desired.
  • Willingness to learn new instrumentation and analysis software.
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English.
  • The facility deals with a large volume of users. Therefore, experience of customer service, strong interpersonal skills, ability to organize, plan and document the work are desired.

Application process

A cover letter (max one A4 page) describing education, previous experience, research interest and motivation for seeking this position.

  • Complete curriculum vitae.
  • List of publications if any.
  • Names and contact details of three references who are familiar with the applicant’s recent research and training
  • Application process

The application is to be submitted in Varbi recruitment system.

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences.

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6879/2018


Saikiran Sedimbi, Senior research specialist,

Union representative

Daisy Hjelmqvist SACO,
Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Henry Wölling, SEKO,

Published 05.Dec.2018
Last application date 14.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET