Karolinska Institutet, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Lain

The  Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC has about 430 active employees, including 100 PhD students, 50 postdoctoral researchers and 26 professors. The lab of Professor Sonia Laín has been focused on the area of drug discovery for the treatment of cancer.

The successful candidate will carry out a research project on the evaluation of small molecule modulators of pyrimidine nucleotide synthesis to treat solid tumors. He or she will perform postdoctoral studies independently as part of a well-integrated team, describe their data in oral presentations as well as in writing and supervise younger researchers.

Entry requirements
The successful candidate should have a PhD degree and validated experience in cell biology and preclinical models for cancer. Knowledge on lung cancer therapies, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry and cell signaling pathways will be considered favorably.

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.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship
The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:

  • 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.

First day of employment according to agreement
Reference number 2-305/2020
  • Sonia Lain, Professor, sonia.lain@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 20.Jan.2020
Last application date 20.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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