Research assistant for a project on intestinal microbiome and colorectal cancer

Updated: 18 days ago

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Patients with ulcerative colitis have a higher risk of colorectal cancer, although the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. This project will be based on a research platform of a case-cohort study on colorectal cancer among ulcerative colitis patients. The aim is to explore whether specific bacterial species are associated with more severe inflammation, and in turn lead to the development of colorectal cancer. The project might help improve a colorectal cancer risk prediction tool for individualized management of the patients.

Your mission

The applicant will perform laboratory experiments, focusing on intestinal microbiome for this project. Also, the candidate should perform statistical analyses as well as draft manuscript under supervision of senior researchers. This is a position of 1 year. Questions regarding the role, please contact professor Weimin Ye. Contact information can be found below. 

Your profile

The applicant should have enthusiasm on research and have the ability to collaborate with colleagues. Proficiency in English is required. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of this project, the applicant is expected to have master degrees on both molecular biology and epidemiology (public health). Knowledge on bioinformatics and biostatistics is meritorious.

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


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The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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