Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet in Solna conducts research and teaching in immunology, infectious biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC has about 230 employees and about 140 other researchers affiliated with the department. Our keywords are interdisciplinary, clinically based basic research and national and international cooperation.

We are now looking for a postdoc to the group of Marie Arsenian Henriksson

Your mission

Your mission as a postdoc is to bring new knowledge and lead high quality research projects from the design and performance to publication. The projects are to be carried out in collaboration with the project team and other group members. You are expected to use of models of human cancer such as patient- derived tumor cells, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), PDX (patient derived xenografts) and mouse models of cancer for drug development. The projects are multidisciplinary. Network interactions with clinical and biotechnology disciplines are desirable.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoc is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. 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.

We are looking for highly motivated and experienced candidate with a good track record and and 2-3 years postdoctoral experience. A PhD in Medicine, or Cell and Molecular Biology, and research experience at other national or international Universities and/or research centers. He or she is expected to have a strong drive to pursue experimental research, and an ambitious and innovative attitude. A strong experience in pediatric or adult malignancies and experimental models of human cancer for drug development is required. Previous experience in supervision of Bachelor, Master and/or PhD students is a pre-requisite. The ability to speak and write English fluently is essential. Emphasis will be put on personal skills and in research expertise when assessing applicants.

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.



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 2020-10-11

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


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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3967/2020
  • Marie Arsenian Henriksson,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR,
  • SACO,
Published 28.Sep.2020
Last application date 27.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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