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.
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 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.
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
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
Hard-working and driven
Self-directed and independent
Collaborative, team player
Duties and work tasks
Elaboration of scientific hypothesis, experimental design
Flow cytometry and other routine molecular biology work
Presentation and publication of results
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
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.
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|Type of employment
||Temporary position longer than 6 months
|First day of employment
||According to agreement
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|Last application date
||15.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET