Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities with a mission to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

The WHO research group in the department of Women’s and Children’s health is headed by Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson. The group’s work on translational medicine in the field of women’s reproductive health covers a wide spectrum of clinical, experimental and global reproductive health. One of the research field the group has worked extensively is the development and clinical application of progesterone receptor modulator in its clinical application. The team on experimental research in the laboratory is led by Associate Professor Lalit Kumar and has a focus on infertility, endometrial function, embryo implantation, endometriosis and prevention of breast cancer.

Your mission

The successful applicant will employ state-of-the-art bioinformatic techniques adapted to the analyses of single cells, spatial transcriptomics along with RNA seq data derived from Smartseq2 /3.

The postition is for 2 years with start in fall 2022. 

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctoral fellow is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence in Bioinformatics with publications in peer reviewed scientific journals. Knowledge in bulk RNA and single cell RNA seq are preferred. Exposure to spatial transcriptome analysis will be added advantage. 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 date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

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

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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 enligt överenskommelse
Salary månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2631/2022
  • Lalit Kumar Parameswaran Grace, Principal research, 08-51773818
  • Johanna Ahlström, HR-Partner, 08-52482397
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • John Inge Johnsen , SACO,
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR, 0852486928
Published 20.Jun.2022
Last application date 31.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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