Post-Doctoral Researcher in the field of Bacterial Pathogenesis

Karolinska Institute Stockholm


January 15, 2022


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

AIMES - Center for the Advancement of Integrated Medical and Engineering Sciences is an interdisciplinary research center co-affiliated between Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Research at AIMES is characterized by intimate interactions between pre-clinical and clinical scientists and researchers with natural sciences and engineering backgrounds. Biomedical research in infection and neuroscience is addressed by the development of cutting-edge approaches based on Organic Bioelectronics, Organ-on-Chip technology, and Tissue Microbiology, which combines expertise in electroactive polymers, chemistry, microfluidics, neurobiology, microbiology, physiology, pathology and intravital imaging. Other areas of research include renewable biomaterials, sensor technologies and anti-fouling surfaces. AIMES has an explicit aim to translate scientific findings to societal use via strong interactions with external stakeholders.

AIMES is located in Biomedicum, KI Campus Solna. AIMES is hosted at KI by the Department of Neuroscience, world-leaders in research on the function of the nervous system in health and disease. AIMES host at KTH is the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, the largest academic institution on native and synthetic polymers in Sweden.

Team Melican, is a research team within AIMES who focusses on using cutting- edge tissue and animal models to study Bacterial Pathogenesis. The team has expertise in numerous different bacterial pathogens and tissue models, with recent work on humanized animal models for bacterial skin colonization (Schulz et al, Cell Reports, 2019)

Your mission

Team Melican is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the field of Bacterial Pathogenesis, with a focus on using and developing tissue models to study bacterial skin infection and colonization. The project will use human skin tissue models to study the molecular pathogenesis of skin pathogens and commensals, primarily Staphylococcus sp.

The candidate will be driving their own projects within a multidisciplinary team.

Fixed time position for 1+1 years.


An individual who has obtained a PhD in Microbiology or equivalent research expertise is qualified for appointment for this Postdoctoral position.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. 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 must meet the following requirements:

Research expertise in Microbiology, preferably Bacteriology and Bacterial Pathogenesis, as evidenced by research publications in peer-reviewed journals or prior positions.

Documented expertise on Microbiological Techniques BSL2 working practices Tissue and cell staining methods

Excellent spoken and written English is a requirement. Ability to work within a collaborative team with different expertise.

Of merit:

Experience with Staphylococcus sp. Experience with animal models and qualifications for animal work. Knowledge in different microscopy techniques. Experience obtaining research funding. Teaching experience.

What do we offer?

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.

Location: Solna


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)
  • Welcome to apply at the latest 220115

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

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    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
    Contract type Full time
    First day of employment As soon as possible
    Salary Monthly salary
    Number of positions 1
    Working hours 100%
    City Solna
    County Stockholms län
    Country Sweden
    Reference number STÖD 2-5253/2021
    • Keira Melican, 08-524 870 69
    Union representative
    • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
    • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
    • Björn Meister, SACO, 08-524 870 25,
    Published 06.Dec.2021
    Last application date 15.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET

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