Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

An exciting opportunity to be part of the Karolinska Institutet biomedical research at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC). MTC 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.

The research group

A postdoctoral research position is now available in the laboratory of Immunology and Oncology led by Dr Lisa Westerberg ( The Westerberg laboratory is located in the top modern Biomedicum building with shared infrastructure for advanced technology platforms and built for interdisciplinary collaborations.  Ongoing research is focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms in development of immunodeficiency diseases with high incidence of autoimmunity and cancer (Baptista et al, Nat Comms 2016; Keszei et al, J Clin Invest 2018).

Your mission

The postdoc will participate in a project to investigate gene expression in pediatric patient samples. The applicant is required to have extensive knowledge on bioinformatic approaches for analysis of omics data and experience working in a Linux environment.  Furthermore, knowledge in mammalian primary and cell lineage culture are a benefit. Proven work in bioinformatics investigating gene expression in human diseases is desirable.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor 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.

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: Solna



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 23/5 2021

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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2288/2021
  • Lisa Westerberg,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR,
Published 10.May.2021
Last application date 23.May.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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