Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

We welcome applications for a postdoc position in Prof Ådén´s team that studies cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neonatal brain injuries and novel treatment strategies. The position will be placed in the Department of Women´s and Children´s health at the Karolinska Institutet. At Women´s and Children´s experimental lab in Bioclinicum, New Karolinska Solna.  We offer an exciting, open, international, dynamic and collaborative research work environment and a project, where you can make a difference.

Your mission

The Postdoctoral Fellow that joins the team will be investigating neuroinflammatory mechanisms in neonatal brain injury.

The project is focused on long-lasting inflammation after injury, especially T cell activation and modulation thereof in the developing brain. The work will be performed in vitro using cell cultures as well as in vivo using animal models. The project explores the biology of T cells in the normal and injured developing brain in close contact with immunologists, pediatric neuroscientists, and clinical researchers from a translational perspective.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctoral researcher is one who has a PhD in immunology, neuroscience, biomedical science, or another relevant field or has equivalent scientific competence. 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. Previous experience in mouse models and in performing experimental procedures in mice is important. Previous experience in flow cytometry and tissue culture work, cryosectioning, confocal microscopy, and animal behavioral assessment are considered strong merits.

Applicants wishing to integrate computational and experimental biology approaches are especially encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a creative, hard-working and highly self-motivated person with a strong interest in brain injury and development. Experience in working with molecular and cellular biology techniques, multi-color flow cytometry, mice, and bioinformatics is highly desired; Excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal) are required.

The successful candidates should be able to work independently, but also have the interpersonal and communication skills to succeed at working in a multidisciplinary team. They should have a deep sense of responsibility, take initiatives and have the capacity and flexibility to work with researchers and students of different expertise.

Experience of work in international research laboratories and recommendations from previous supervisors/teachers are appreciated. Personal suitability is of great importance when evaluating the applicants.

What do we offer?

We offer a postdoctoral position for 12 months, with the possibility of extension. You will work in a creative, inspiring and vibrant research environment. You will be part of a research team that is dedicated to undertaking translational research with the ultimate goal to develop early interventions and treatments for neonatal brain injuries. The appointment will be at the Karolinska Institutet. For more information please visit:

You will receive post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Prof Åden who will provide mentorship and opportunities for personal and professional development and a platform for building a future career in research.

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 cutting-edge medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden.

Location: Solna

Learn more about the Department of Women's and Children's Health here


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)

In assessing candidates, we will place emphasis on personal trajectory, education, personal and technical skills, CV, merits and previous experience as well as on personal qualities.

Welcome to apply! Deadline Sept 15, 2022

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 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 2-3269/2022
  • Ulrika Åden, Professor, 08-52480000
  • Johanna Ahlström, HR-Partner, 08-52482397
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • John Inge Johnsen , SACO,
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR, 0790792477
Published 22.Aug.2022
Last application date 29.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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