Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
We are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious scientist to join the team of
Andrea Ponzetta at Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM). The position is
available from immediate effect. The project will be performed at CIM in
synergy with collaborators at the Karolinska University Hospital. At CIM our
research focuses on the human immune system. Our vision is to be a world
leading translational research centre within the field of immunology and
The ideal candidate shall have:
- PhD or equivalent degree in immunology, biotechnology or related
disciplines, obtained in 2019 or after.
- One first-authored paper (at least submitted for publication) in an
immunology-focused peer-reviewed journal.
- Proven skills in one or more of the techniques listed below (see “Your
- Curiosity to solve fundamental biological questions and enthusiasm to lead
new independent projects.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
Our research interest focuses on unconventional T cells, a class of
lymphocytes endowed with both innate and adaptive immune functions. Double
negative T ɑβ (DNTɑβ) cells are a poorly studied unconventional T cell
subset, which can trigger antitumor immunity in solid cancers ( Ponzetta et
al, Cell 2019 ). The goal of this postdoctoral project is to define the
phenotypic and functional hallmarks of human DNTɑβ, and to explore new
strategies examining DNTɑβ as a tool in cancer therapy. The successful
candidate is expected to be dedicated and to plan, execute, and analyse
experiments in an independent manner. Clear data communication and reporting
skills are essential.
Methods will involve high dimensional flow cytometry (30 parameters), cell
sorting, single cell genomics, highly multiplexed immunohistochemistry and
functional in vitro screenings.
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. The head of the department determines whether
their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish
doctorate or higher.
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.
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or
A motivation letter with a summary of the current work that also
describes why the applicant wants to join our team (max. one page)
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
Welcome to apply at the latest 15-09-2021
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
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