Research Assistant in Flame Nanoparticle Synthesis during the summer

Updated: 28 days ago

The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet (KI) announces an opportunity to join the research group of Associate Professor Georgios A. Sotiriou as a research assistant in flame nanoparticle synthesis. The lab has extensive experience in the flame synthesis of nanoparticles and assembly of devices with focus on superior performance. The lab’s mission is to develop nanobiomaterials, tools and methods for medicine using engineering sciences. The research in this lab is highly multidisciplinary combining expertise from material engineering, bioengineering and health sciences. This allows for the design of bionanomaterials that exhibit the desired functionality in applications ranging from diagnostics (biosensors) to therapeutic interventions.

Your mission

The research assistant is expected to work on flame nanoparticle synthesis and perform in vitro cell culture experiments and participate in the lab research environment. This includes lab work, courses, seminars, and presentation of results at meetings. Other responsibilities include development of methodology and work routines, literature review, statistical analysis, adhering to the lab manual policies and drafting scientific reports and manuscripts.

Your profile

The candidate should have a BSc in Biomedicine and ongoing MSc in Nanotechnology. Extensive experience in synthesis of nanoparticles by flame spray pyrolysis is required. Furthermore, skills including material characterization by X-ray diffraction, and UVvis spectroscopy are required. Experience with in vitro cell culture experiments is required.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna

For more information about the research see the KI webpage of the Principal Investigator (PI), Georgios A. Sotiriou: and the research group’s website:  

For any questions please contact the PI at


Welcome to apply at the latest 17/5 - 2021

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

An application must contain the following documents in English:

  • Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages).
  • Cover letter.

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