Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC has 280 active employees, including 50 PhD students, 43 postdoctoral researchers and 20 professors.

We are seeking a motivated and ambitious immunologist at the post-doctoral level to work in the team of Assistant Professor Pia Dosenovic at MTC. The team studies B cell-mediated immunity with a focus on questions related to vaccine development.

Your mission

The project aims to study basic scientific questions regarding the regulation and function of B cell responses to relevant viral antigens, with the goal to gain insights in how to design future vaccines that induce optimal protection against specific viral infections. The team has established genetically modified mouse models and immunogens that will be used to evaluate these questions. In addition to taking the lead and advancing the specific research project(s), it is expected that the candidate contributes to common laboratory duties and participates in the supervision of research students.

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 qualifications

For the current position, candidates with a PhD in immunology and a documented experience with mouse studies, multicolour flow-cytometry and single cell analysis will be prioritized. Experience in bioinformatics is considered valuable but not a requirement. The candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic and have good communicational skills. The candidate should be used to working efficiently in a team-oriented manner as well as working independently. Personal suitability will be evaluated. Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement.

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.

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)

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

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2520/2022
  • Pia Dosenovic,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR,
Published 07.Jun.2022
Last application date 27.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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