Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi

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. Key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, translational, national and international collaborations.


We are searching for a postdoctoral fellow who, together with Anita Göndör and her research group, will work on the mechanism of circadian chromatin transitions in the 3D architecture of the nucleus. The prime aim is to explore the plasticity of 3D chromatin states, and how perturbed circadian dynamics of 3D genome organization contributes to human diseases, such as diabetes and cancer. This project will employ state of the art chromatin techniques dedicated to the analysis of small cell populations down to single cells. The successful candidate will join a group consisting of 4 PhD students and one postdoc. For further information about our work, please consult the following recent publications: Zhao et al, Mol Cell 59:984-97 (2015); Feinberg, Koldobiskiy and Göndör, Nature Review Genetics 17:284-99 (2016).

Entry requirements
Scholarships for carrying out postdoctoral research may be granted to persons living in other countries who come to Sweden with the intention of only staying in Sweden for all or part of their postdoctoral education at KI. Persons who are resident in Sweden and/or have carried out all or part of their academic education at KI or some other educational institution in Sweden cannot be considered for scholarships from KI. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher.

A PhD in relevant research areas (molecular and cellular biology) is mandatory. A strong scientific track record as supported by published papers, particularly in the subject of chromatin research, in well-recognized peer-reviewed journals as well as previous experience in chromatin research is advantageous. Experience in project management and supervision of students as well as experience in international collaborations is also important. A high level of organizational and communicative skills, and an ability to independently plan and perform experiments as well as interpret data are mandatory.

Type of scholarship
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. This educational scholarship is tax-exempt.

The amount is set for twelve months at a time and is paid out on a monthly basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Prolongation can be negotiated.

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

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and any committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or studentorganisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  5. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline).

The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Postdoctoral scholarship
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Reference number 2-4692/2016
  • Rolf Ohlsson, Senior professor, rolf.ohlsson@ki.se
  • Anita Göndör, Senior researcher, anita.gondor@ki.se
Union representative
  • Nasrin Bavand-Chobot, OFR, Nasrin.Bavand@ki.se
  • Cecilia Björkdahl, SACO , 08-524 872 65
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 24.Nov.2016
Last application date 24.Apr.2017 11:59 PM CET

Return to job vacancies