Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Over 300 million people suffer from asthma and there is a great need of new effective therapy against the disease.  In line with this, the project will involve an exciting opportunity to define mechanisms for asthma that can be used as targets for treatments. This position is for 1,5 years and resides in the unit of Experimental Asthma and Allergy Research with a unique tradition of translational research of asthma with great possibilities to develop skills using advanced methods and models for asthma with the latest technology.

Your mission

The main project is to design, plan, carry out and analyze results from physiological and pharmacological experiments on in vivo models for asthma and other lung diseases in mice and guinea pigs. These experiments involve the use of advanced technology for lung exposure and measurement of different parameters for lung function. Another part of the project is to perform laboratory analyses such as histological examinations, flow cytometry, cell differentiation counts, molecular biology and measurements of inflammatory mediators in collected samples. Because the project is carried out in a translational research environment, the applicant will have the possibility to perform experiments on human tissues or cells. The aim is to enhance existing models and establish new practices, independently and in collaboration with co-workers.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. 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.

It is a requirement that the applicant has the formal authority of Function A or equivalent. The applicant must have strong interest in asthma or other lung diseases and have experience of experimental animal models. Practice with ELISA, PCR, flow cytometry and histology is preferable. You like to learn new methods and know that accuracy and a structured approach is essential for the success of the trials. Other important qualifications are experiences of working in project form, experience as a scientific coordinator, good computer skills (especially Excel, Word and statistical programs) as well as fluency in English as the research environment is international. Those who have fur allergies or illnesses that may be aggravated by daily exposure to laboratory animals are not advised to seek this position. We stress research expertise and interest in collaborative science when assessing applicants.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


Unit of Experimental Asthma and Allergy Research | Karolinska Institutet ( 



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.

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


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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 2-2204/2022
  • Mikael Adner ,
Union representative
  • Anne Boström, SEKO , 08-52487579,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR , 08-52487419,
  • Anda Gliga Saco-S,
Published 18.May.2022
Last application date 01.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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