Research specialist in translational immunology

A research specialist with deep knowledge within translational immunology and expertise in autoimmune diseases in children, is to be recruited under the leadership of Prof Faresjö. The initial task will be to set-up an immunological cell-laboratory and thereafter, to keep the laboratory up and running. The work also includes possibilities to develop new methodology and propose interesting research projects as well as an opportunity to collaborate with experts e g other research specialists within the Department of Life Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology.

As a research specialist focusing on translational immunology, you will be part of an inspirating atmosphere at the Department of Life Sciences. You should have good theoretical and methodological knowledge within the field of immunology, preferable in autoimmunity with focus on type 1 diabetes. Besides being an important player in building up and running an immunological cell-laboratory you will have the possibilities to develop new methodology and be involved in front-line research.

Project description

At the laboratory of Prof Maria Faresjö we work with translational immunology i.e., our research includes studies of immunological mechanisms and tools for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of autoimmune diseases especially in children with type 1 diabetes and/or celiac disease. We are working with ex vivo and in vitro models to study extra- and intracellular biomarkers relevant for these autoimmune diseases. A wide range of biomarkers to characterizes e.g., T- and B-cells and their respective subgroups including also regulatory immune cells (both Treg and Breg) as well as cytokines and chemokines are included in our panel of studied biomarkers. The techniques used are in the frontline of immunological methodology and we put a great effort to build up techniques useable for studying peripheral blood mononuclear cells in clinical cohorts. The methods used are e g flow cytometry and multiplex luminescence techniques which preferable can be used for studying also other immunological diseases in both children and adults.


Mandatory education, skills and experience:

Undergraduate education in biomedicine, molecular biology and/or cell biology and immunology.

PhD degree in medicine/experimental medicine with special expertise in immunology

Postdoc experience in both theoretical and methodological immunology.

Fluency in written and spoken English.

Contract terms

Permanent position as research specialist (6 months probationary employment).

We offer

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20230348 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)

• CV

• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.

• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

1-3 pages where you:

• Introduce yourself

• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)

• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. 

Application deadline: 2023-06-22

For questions, please contact:

Prof Maria Faresjö, Div of Systems & Synthetic Biology,, 073-4483576

Prof Ivan Mijakovic, Div of Systems & Synthetic Biology,

HR-partner Jennie Strömstedt, Dept of Life Sciences,

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