Senior Postdoctoral Researcher in Virology

Karolinska Institute Stockholm


September 19, 2021


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Our goal is to develop antiviral and vaccine against emerging viral diseases, such as COVID-19 and viral haemorrhagic fevers. Our research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with other scientist around the globe. Approximately 250 people are currently working at the Department of Laboratory medicine in about 37 research groups with research profiles spanning from very basic to translational and clinical research.

Your mission

Your main role will be to contribute on understanding virus-Host cell interaction, by using reverse genetic- and stem cells- biology. You will have to play a leadership role and mentor MSc and internship students. You will have the opportunity to work with significant freedom and independence within an interdisciplinary as well as an international setting.

The position is for 2 years with possibilities for prolongation.

Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated senior postdoctoral researcher in emerging viral diseases. You should have extensive experience in reverse genetic technology on Bunyaviridae family members and also in working with stem cells. It is also requested that you have long experience to work in high containment laboratory from BSL-3 and BSL-4.

Fluency in English, a high level of organizational and communication skills, as well as an ability to work independently, is mandatory. The candidate is also expected to take a strong lead in managing project(s), contribute to writing manuscripts and mentor junior members of the team. 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.

Location: Flemingsberg

Research group - Ali Mirazimi Karolinska Institutet (


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 21-09-19

    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
    Number of positions 1
    Working hours 100%
    City Huddinge
    County Stockholms län
    Country Sweden
    Reference number STÖD 2-3839/2021
    • Ali Miazimi,
    Union representative
    • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
    • Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-52483286
    • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
    Published 06.Sep.2021
    Last application date 19.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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