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VR-funded Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Immunology, Cell biology – Karolinska, Sweden

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden

The Center for Hematology and Regenerative medicine, HERM, is a research unit within the Department of Medicine Huddinge invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Immunology, Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden – Jan 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Center for Hematology and Regenerative medicine, HERM
Department of Medicine Huddinge
Karolinska Institute (KI)

Solna, ,

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Qualification Details

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence within the fields of Immunology, Cell Biology or Stem Cell Biology. 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) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

The applicant is expected to be a talented and highly motivated researcher and who plays a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, and presentation/publication of results. The candidate must be able to work within a team environment.

Entry requirements, skills, and personal qualities

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or MD-PhD degree with previous research experience
  • First authorship papers in high-ranking, peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Skills that count in the assessment

  • Experience in using a variety of molecular biology technologies
  • Experience with Flow Cytometry
  • Experience working with primary cells
  • Knowledge of cell biology and immunology
  • Personal fit

Personal qualities

  • Hard-working and driven
  • Organized
  • Self-directed and independent
  • Creative
  • Collaborative, team player

Duties and work tasks

  • Elaboration of scientific hypothesis, experimental design
  • Flow cytometry and other routine molecular biology work
  • Data Analysis
  • Presentation and publication of results

Responsibilities/Job Description

Your will work in a team with Docent Nadir Kadri and Dr Roland Fiskesund in Professor Petter Höglund’s research group. You will be working with routine cell- and molecular biology techniques including flow cytometry, cell culture and PCR. We also have upcoming projects that involve studying single cell proteomics and transcriptomics in hematopoietic stem cells using the 10X platform. Bioinformatics experience is not mandatory, but it is a merit.

Our research group has close ties to the Department of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine at Karolinska University Hospital, where both Dr Fiskesund and Professor Höglund are physicians. We strive to apply cutting edge immunological methodologies to study and solve clinically relevant problems. Our goal is to improve cell-based therapies at the hospital, including transfusion of blood components and stem cell transplantations. Our projects are of a translational character and results can generally be quickly implemented in the clinic.

Your main responsibility will be to develop and conduct independent research projects at the postdoctoral level within the line of ongoing research in the group. The candidate is expected to provide expertise and constructive collaborative efforts into ongoing projects.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: STÖD 2-5268/2021
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

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

  • A complete resumé, 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)

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

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.

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Contact details

Dr Roland Fiskesund, roland.fiskesund@ki.se

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