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The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several divisions that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.


The Dermatology and Venreology division is located at the Centre of Molecular Medicine (CMM; The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups. The principal investigator Dr Jakob Wikström, MD PhD, work in close collaboration with the other dermatology oriented research groups (öm-group ).


The position is open for two highly motivated scientists with a strong background in experimental life science and proven expertise in cell and molecular biology. The applicants will be responsible for planning and performing various laboratory experiments relevant for the project as well as teaching other lab members. The research project is focused on the role of endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria in skin biology, however the project may take different directions depending on the results. We are looking for two highly creative motivated persons with strong competence in running projects independently but that also having good abilities for team work and cooperation. Dermatology is a growing field with many job opportunities both inside and outside academia.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree within the area of biomedical research and have strong interest in medical and biological problems including cellular signaling and mechanisms of disease. The applicants need to have documented previous experience with cell culture and molecular biology. Previous experience with other methods including confocal microscopy and bioinformatics is an advantage. The applicant must be able to handle human samples.


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. 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) start date of the post doctoral education.


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


Location: Solna

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 or Swedish:

  • 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)
  • At least 2 references
  • Additional applications documents

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


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Reference number STÖD 2-1949/2022
  • Jakob Wikström,
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 02.May.2022
Last application date 01.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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