Postdoctoral researcher in neuroimmunology (scholarship)

Karolinska Institute Stockholm
November 22, 2022
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
Working address:N/A
Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Negotigation
Working type:N/A
Job Ref.:N/A
Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for a collaborative immunologist that would like to venture into human neuroimmunological research. We are a team of clinically oriented immunologists currently focusing primarily on the immunology of autoimmune encephalitis. The etiology of this group of disorders is only just starting to be unraveled. Furthermore, the immune system of the human brain has been comparatively little studied. Solving both fundamental and clinical questions in this realm is the focus of the Theorell team. You will find our team and the wider Mjösberg group an optimal place to grow and drive outstandingly important research with both short- and long-term clinical impact.


Using state-of the art technologies, including multi-parameter flow cytometry and single-cell RNA sequencing, you will both map the intra- and extracranial neuroimmunological processes in health and disease. You will also be involved in autoantibody screening using live transfected HEK cells and tissue sections in patient groups with a suspected high prevalence of these disorders. There is considerable bioinformatic knowledge in our team and in the Mjösberg group, so there will be plenty of opportunities to work with and potentially learn bioinformatics. You will work in a small, multi-disciplinary constellation, meaning that excellent communication skills and enjoying collaborating with others is essential. It is expected that you will eventually supervise students and other researchers, as well as contribute to common lab duties.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. You have completed your doctoral degree within the last five years. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that the degree will be completed no later than the 31st of December 2022. This must be substantiated by your main supervisor, director or equivalent.

Applicants must have relevant university education and hold a PhD degree in immunology or equivalent. It is essential that you enjoy laboratory work. Furthermore, flow cytometric competence is a requirement. Neuroimmunological expertise, biochemistry and transfections, cell culture and histology, as well as bioinformatics and single-cell RNA sequencing are meriting skills. The candidate should be self-motivated, have good communications skills and a proven ability to interact effectively and work productively in an interdiciplinary team. Fluency in English is a requirement.

Entry requirements

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.

The applicant cannot be a Swedish national or permanent resident to fulfill the requirements of the financier. Further, you cannot have arrived in Sweden more than 7 months prior to the application.

Location: Flemingsberg

Type of scholarship

The postdoctoral researcher will be paid a tax-exempt stipend of 28000 SEK monthly for a period of two years from the Swedish Wenner-Gren Foundations. The amount is set for twelve months at a time and paid out on a six months basis.

Application process

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.

    Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for


    First day of employment According to agreement
    Salary Scholarship
    Reference number STÖD 2-4314/2022
    • Jakob Theorell,
    Union representative
    • Elisabeth Henriksson OFR,
    • Belinda Pannagel SACO,
    • Mari Giljam, OFR,
    Published 08.Nov.2022
    Last application date 22.Nov.2022 11:59 PM CET

    From this employer

    Recent blogs

    Recent news