Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

This post-doctoral position will be placed at the Department of Oncology-Pathology at KI. At our department, basic, translational and clinical research and educational activities related to cancer are carried out. Approximately 300 people from over 40 nations are currently working at the department. About 30 research groups with various cancer research profiles are involved and we have around 110 PhD students. The Department of Oncology-Pathology is responsible for undergraduate courses in Pathology, Oncology and Forensic Medicine for medical students, as well as for Tumor biology courses for biomedicine students and Pathology courses for opticians.    The team led by the main supervisor Hanna Eriksson (MD, PhD) is focusing on clinical and translational melanoma research. The candidate will have immediate access to a collaborative network of translational researchers and clinicians working in the field.

Your mission

We are looking for a postdoc who is curious and eager to solve biological questions with focus on translational melanoma research. Specifically, we are interested in understanding the systemic  immune response and the immune tumour microenvironment affects tumour progression and response to melanoma therapies.

The current position offers outstanding opportunities to develop as a researcher in an innovative and stimulating research environment by combining, together with a dedicated group of scientists and clinicians where the postdoc will contribute with her/his expertise.

To fulfil these aims, the postdoc will work on clinical specimens from melanoma patients as well as with cell lines and mouse models. The research project is therefore performed in close collaboration between the clinic and KI. The focus will be on applying gene expression models on biologically/clinically oriented research questions and to analyze the acquired data as well as to validate the findings using public domain data. This includes cell- and molecular wet-lab experimental methods as well as drug screening and investigating new strategies and solutions for the developing these methods.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.


  • PhD in biology, medicine, biomedicine, or another relevant field.
  • Documented experience in of cell- and molecular wet-lab experimental methods including gene expression analysis and melanoma.
  • Knowledge of systems biology/systems medicine, and data analysis.
  • Knowledge in statistical methods.
  • Ability to interpret data in a biological context.
  • Excellent communication and team work skills.
  • Fluent in English language.

Additional merits

Since the position involves close interaction with several researchers, emphasis is placed on personal skills such as:

  • Very good collaborative skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and analytical skills,
  • Curious and eager to solve biological questions.
  • Teaching experience. 

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Solna

Choose to work at KI – Ten reasons why


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 22 april.

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

This position is 2 years with possibility of extension. 

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

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Up on agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1500/2024
  • Hanna Eriksson Assosiate Professor, (M.D, PhD),
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, Seko,
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, SACO,
Published 08.Apr.2024
Last application date 22.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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