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The Department of Dental Medicine works with research and education within
dental medicine and medicine with clinical training sites for future dental
surgeons. The research side has three major focuses – Infection & Immunology,
Clinical Odontology & Diagnostics, and Orofacial Neurosciences. We offer a top
international learning and research environment for researchers, students,
technical and administrative personnel. In KI´s new ANA Futura laboratory we
are creating a leading translational integrated research environment equipped
for cutting-edge research, where the boundaries between departments and
clinics are torn down and researchers collaborate on the basis of common
Margaret Sällberg Chen's research group - Unit for Oral Diagnostics and
This postdoctoral research position is immediately available in the research
group of Dr. Margaret Sällberg Chen. The position is for a scientist with
background in disease conditions associated with dysfunctionality in host
immunity and/or oral-gut microbiota. The candidate will be part of a research
team that aims at understanding new mechanistic insights of in patients
diagnosed with conditions related to pancreatic and liver cancer development.
The work comprises monitoring of immunological, microbiome dynamics using
clinical speciments, including the latest 3-D microfluidic models to
understand the impact of microbiota in cancer including immunotherapy.
Disease-specific markers will be investigated to develop diagnostic methods
and individualized therapeutic strategies to improve human health.
The post doctoral fellows to be recruited to the project will be part of a
multidisciplinary team and are expected to take active part in collaborative
efforts, in line with the overall aims of this project. The studies will
require methodological skills - from handling of human biopsy/biofluid to cell
sorting, and/or microbiology/molecular biology assays related to microbiome
sequencing analysis. The project is suitable for highly motivated researchers
in molecular life sciences, especially those who have already knowledge of NGS
bioinformatics workflow and resources.
To qualify the applicant must hold a doctoral degree or a foreign
qualification equivalent to a doctorate. A PhD in life science or medical
science on molecular biology, microbiology, or infection immunology is
preferred. In addition to methodological skills, proven interactive
experiences with clinical and bioinformatics collaborators is also required.
He or she should have excellent organisational competence, writing and
presentation skills. Applicants must have excellent communication skills in
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.
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.
Your career continues here
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or
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 2021-06-13
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
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|Type of employment
||Temporary position 3-6 months
|First day of employment
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|Last application date
||13.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CET