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Scholarship Postdoctoral Studies in Cellular Immune Responses to the Infection with Mycobacterium Tuberculosis – Karolinska, Sweden2022

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Karolinska Institutet invites applications for a Postdoctoral position that will aim to understand and harness the infection with Mycobaterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of Tuberculosis, by characterizing cellular immune mechanisms of protection against infection, the Department of Microbiology, Cell and Tumor Biology, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Deadline to Apply: Expired
Position: Postdoctoral Position
Fellowship/Scholarship: Karolinska Institutet Scholarships
No. of Positions: 1
Eligibility (Gender): Common
Eligibile Nationals: All Nationals
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms

Workplace:
Department of Microbiology, Cell and Tumor Biology

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden
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Qualification Details

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

Previous experience in immunology is a requirement and the expertise in murine models of diseases and in bioinformatics desirable.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Solna

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Our group is dedicated to study the regulation of immune responses that control the infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We investigate the role of major molecular controllers of T cell and macrophage functions in the outcome of M. tuberculosis infection and vaccination. Our rationale is that this knowledge is required for designing therapeutic and prophylactic tools against these infections.

Duties

You will aim to understand and harness the infection with Mycobaterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of Tuberculosis, by characterizing cellular immune mechanisms of protection against infection. You will study the causative role of different immune cell populations, cytokine, cytokine receptors, chemokines or innate immune receptors or intracellular signalling molecules in mouse strains were these molecules are targeted. You should also address the immunopathogenesis of disease ex vivo using cellular and molecular biology methods. In vivo observations in mousodels of infection will be complemented by in vitro experiments using primary cell cultures were the mechanisms involved could be studied in depth. You will collaborate with team also dedicated to the study of immune responses in Tuberculosis, led by Prof Martin Rottenberg.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-825/2022

Application Procedure

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

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

About the Karolinska Institutet Scholarships

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About the Division

Our group is with the Department of Microbiology, Cell and Tumor Biology and is located in the Biomedicum building, one of the flagships of Karolinska Institutet where interactions within many biomedical research groups in different disciplines take place. Biomedicum offers 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.

About the Employer: Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden


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