Research Engineer in Biochemistry and Biophysics

Stockholm University Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Research Engineer (temporary employment) Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-2469-21


at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics with placement at Science for Life Laboratory. Closing date: 8 August 2021. 

SciLifeLab is a national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is a national resource hosted by Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University. The center also collaborates with several other universities.

The national facility for the in situ sequencing (ISS) unit located at SciLifeLab in Solna, is now seeking a research engineer, who performs ISS technology. In situ sequencing enables highly multiplexed RNA profiling directly in cells and even whole tissue sections while retaining the spatial information of all molecules sampled. In order to make this technology accessible to researchers nationwide, the facility provide the ISS services.

For more information about the facility, please visit

Main responsibilities

The main responsibility of the role is to work on projects for external users, but the position also includes internal research and development. Wet lab work includes processing tissue samples, performing ISS library preparation and ISS cyclic detection, as well as handling sensitive instruments such as fluorescence microscopes and liquid handling robots. Office work includes image data processing/analysis and writing project reports. Depending on the background and interest of the applicant, more time can be spent on image data processing/analysis.

Qualification requirements

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must have:

  • Masters degree in molecular biology, biomedical science, biotechnology or similar discipline.
  • Previous work experience using molecular biological techniques.
  • Previous work experience with fluorescence microscopy.

Experience using in situ hybridization or similar techniques is highly desirable. Previous work experience from the biotech industry, academic core-facilities, clinical laboratories or similar is an advantage. The successful candidate should be service minded and enjoy learning new methods. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills are essential. Professional English language skills are required. Emphasis will be placed on qualities of responsibility, flexibility, teamwork and ability to solve problems. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Terms of employment

This is a full-time employment and is limited for a maximum of two years. Salaries at Stockholm University are determined individually; therefore, please indicate your requested salary. Start date immediately.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the facility manager, Chika Yokota, telephone: +46 72 857 23 33, or from the director of the facility, Professor Mats Nilsson,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Only include the cover letter and CV in your application. Bring copies of grades and certificates if you are called to an interview.

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 08/08/2021