Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

Research at the Unit of Integrative Toxicology covers a wide range, from experimental and observational studies to mathematical modelling and application of such research in health risk assessment. The aim is to highlight areas that are crucial for toxicological risk assessment, with a focus on health and safety at the workplace, indoor air quality and chemical accidents. 

The position as a postdoctoral researcher is for 2 years. 

Your mission

Your main task will be to work in the research project Novel in vitro approaches to quantify chemosensory irritation as basis for exposure limits, funded by the Swedish Research Council. You will plan and conduct experiments with zebrafish larvae including all parts, from handling of larvae, chemicals and video tracking instruments to analysis of data and compilation of manuscripts. Participation in general activities at IMM and the unit is expected. Participation in education including e.g. supervision of master students may be required.

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.

Specific competences: Doctorate in biochemistry, molecular biology, toxicology or equivalent. Documented experience with in vitro toxicology, chemical management and risk assessment. Experience of work with zebrafish embryos, Danovision and Ethovision.

General competences: Good knowledge of English in speech and writing. Experience of writing scientific articles and of giving scientific presentations. Personal qualities including social skills, ability to work together with others and being problem-solving-oriented.

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.





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.


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 September 2022
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2257/2022
  • Gunnar Johanson,
Union representative
  • Anne Boström, SEKO , 08-52487579,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR , 08-52487419,
  • Anda Gliga Saco-S,
Published 20.May.2022
Last application date 03.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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