VR-funded Postdoctoral Researcher in Immunology

Karolinska Institute Stockholm


January 15, 2022


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

This is a unique opportunity to work with and solve clinically relevant questions in a well-funded research group with close ties to Karolinska University Hospital. In our research group, we conduct translational immunological research with a clear focus on the patient.

Research Environment

The Center for Hematology and Regenerative medicine, HERM, is a research unit within the Department of Medicine Huddinge with a focus on translational hematology and immunology. HERM is located in the NEO building and consists of a mix of clinical and preclinical research groups, each with a focus on clinically relevant questions in hematology, stem cell biology and immunology, including basic immunology, immunodeficiency and transfusion immunology.

Your mission

Your will work in a team with Docent Nadir Kadri and Dr Roland Fiskesund in Professor Petter Höglund's research group. You will be working with routine cell- and molecular biology techniques including flow cytometry, cell culture and PCR. We also have upcoming projects that involve studying single cell proteomics and transcriptomics in hematopoietic stem cells using the 10X platform. Bioinformatics experience is not mandatory, but it is a merit.

Our research group has close ties to the Department of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine at Karolinska University Hospital, where both Dr Fiskesund and Professor Höglund are physicians. We strive to apply cutting edge immunological methodologies to study and solve clinically relevant problems. Our goal is to improve cell-based therapies at the hospital, including transfusion of blood components and stem cell transplantations. Our projects are of a translational character and results can generally be quickly implemented in the clinic.

Your main responsibility will be to develop and conduct independent research projects at the postdoctoral level within the line of ongoing research in the group. The candidate is expected to provide expertise and constructive collaborative efforts into ongoing projects.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence within the fields of Immunology, Cell Biology or Stem Cell Biology. 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 is expected to be a talented and highly motivated researcher and who plays a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, and presentation/publication of results. The candidate must be able to work within a team environment.

Entry requirements, skills, and personal qualities

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or MD-PhD degree with previous research experience
  • First authorship papers in high-ranking, peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Skills that count in the assessment

  • Experience in using a variety of molecular biology technologies
  • Experience with Flow Cytometry
  • Experience working with primary cells
  • Knowledge of cell biology and immunology
  • Personal fit
  • Personal qualities

  • Hard-working and driven
  • Organized
  • Self-directed and independent
  • Creative
  • Collaborative, team player
  • Duties and work tasks

  • Elaboration of scientific hypothesis, experimental design
  • Flow cytometry and other routine molecular biology work
  • Data Analysis
  • Presentation and publication of results
  • Terms

    This postdoc position is funded by a long-term grant from the Swedish Research Council (VR). You will receive a monthly salary, which is negotiable and set depending on your level of 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: Karolinska Institutet, Campus Flemingsberg

    Your career continues here

    Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine

    The Department of Medicine, Huddinge


    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 15th of January 2022

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

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


    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
    Contract type Full time
    First day of employment According to agreement
    Salary Monthly salary
    Number of positions 1
    Working hours 100%
    City Stockholm
    County Stockholms län
    Country Sweden
    Reference number STÖD 2-5268/2021
    • Dr Roland Fiskesund, roland.fiskesund@ki.se
    Union representative
    • Belinda Pannagel, SACO, Belinda.pannagel@ki.se
    • Elisabeth Henriksson, OFR, Elisabeth.henriksson@ki.se
    • Mari Gilljam, OFR, Mari.gilljam@ki.se
    Published 03.Dec.2021
    Last application date 15.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET

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