Research Administrator

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för Medicinsk biokemi och biofysik, Division of Molecular Metabolism
The Division of Molecular Metabolism ( at the Department for Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics ( is located at the newly built and modern Biomedicum research laboratory ( at Solna campus of Karolinska Institutet. Our research aims at understanding the regulation of mitochondrial function and the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in disease and ageing. The current research encompasses biochemical and genetic studies of patients with inherited diseases as well as basic scientific approaches to understand the regulation of mtDNA expression, mitochondrial biogenesis and mitochondrial metabolism. Both patient material (tissues and cells), genetically modified fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) and mice (Mus musculus) are used in these studies. The overall aim of the Division of Molecular Metabolism is to combine these different areas of research to get insights into disease pathophysiology and to develop novel treatments. The Division of Molecular Metabolism offers an outstanding research environment and a close interaction between basic science and clinical science and diagnostics at the Centre for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (CMMS) at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. The newly founded Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing - Karolinska Institutet Laboratory (MPI-KI laboratory) is also integrated into our laboratory. Excellent access to the most advanced resources in molecular and cell biology is available at the department and at the national core facilities at the Science for Life laboratory (https://

We are currently looking for a Research administrator to join the research group of Professor Nils-Göran Larsson. The successful candidate will play an important role for the development and smooth functioning of the unit. The work includes establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with division staff, staff at the clinic Centre for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (CMMS) at Karolinska University Hospital, staff in the department and other units within Karolinska Institutet, internal and external collaborators, authorities and funding agencies. The duties will be varied and include:

* research and identifying available and suitable funding opportunities, coordinate grant application activities

* contribute to the preparation and drafting of applications and reports to funding agencies

* manage the reporting process with the funding agencies

* assist with public engagement: maintaining and developing websites, producing material for presentations

* coordinate and organizing meetings and scientific conferences as well as common activities within the division

The work will also include sending out information, bookings of meeting rooms, travel booking, handling of invoices, filling out expense claims etc.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate that has a genuine interest in research and research administration. We welcome applications from candidates with research experience in Biomedicine, Molecular Biology or other related field, preferably holding a Licentiate or PhD degree. Experience from work with similar duties at a University is an advantage. The successful candidate is a service-minded person with a can-do attitude who enjoys working with people and take pride in delivering work of good quality. The work requires

* strong organization and communication skills and a service focus

* excellent knowledge of the English language and computer skills, including good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

* good ability to plan and prioritize their work

The applicant must be able to integrate well into the international and multidisciplinary environment. Personal suitability is therefore of great importance.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

1. Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages)

2. Personal motivation letter, explaining your research interests. (max 1 page)

3. Contact information of at least two references

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.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
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Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2866/2019
Camilla Koolmeister, +46 8 524 830 39
Nils - Göran Larsso, +46 8 524 830 36
Union representative
Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-524 87570
Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 11.May.2019
Last application date 28.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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