Karolinska Institutet

Department of Medicine

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Within the Center for Infectius Medicine (Department of Medicine) at Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, we are seeking applications for a
Master student (M.Sc.)
for a project in human immunology

A Master student position is open in the Michaelsson laboratory “Development, regulation and function of human natural killer cells in healthy and virus-infected individuals” (flexible starting date). The project will be supervised by Dr. rer. nat. Nicole Marquardt.
Dr. Marquardt got recruited to Jakob Michaelsson’s group in 2011 and holds a senior-postdoc position at the Center for Infectious Medicine. Her main focus is on human tissue-resident Natural Killer (NK) cells and other innate lymphoid cells (ILCs). The main objective of the project is to phenotypically and functionally characterize human lung NK cells and to investigate the potential presence of precursors of tissue-resident NK cells in the circulation and the tissue.
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Processing of human lung tissue and peripheral blood in order to obtain single cell suspensions
  • Cell culture
  • 16-color flow cytometry
  • KIR/HLA ligand genotyping
  • Functional in vitro-assays
Minimum qualifications:
  • BSc degree in biology, molecular life sciences or a related field
  • A strong interest in NK cell immunology
  • Previous experience in cellular immunology
  • Fluent English language skills
The Karolinska Institutet places strong emphasis on gender equality and seeks to increase the proportional representation of women in this field. Thus applications from female scientists are welcome; suitably qualified women will be given preferential consideration unless other candidates clearly demonstrate superior qualifications.
Please submit your application or enquiries to Dr. Nicole Marquardt (nicole.marquardt@ki.se).

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Karolinska Institutet
Department of Medicine
Center for Infectious Medicine F59
14186 Stockholm
Field of Activity:
Research & Education