Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate that will work on the biophysics of lipid storage diseases by using advanced imaging.

The project will be performed at the Cell Signalling, Immunity and Nanoimaging (CSI:Nano) Lab at SciLifeLab and Karolinska Institutet, led by Asst. Prof Erdinc Sezgin.

SciLifeLab and KI are excellent places to carry out basic biomedical research with clinical potential. Our lab is in the intersection of biology, chemistry, physics and engineering, aiming to reveal the molecular secrets of physiology and diseases. The candidate will greatly benefit from this interdisciplinary environment and unique infrastructure.

This position is for 2 years full-time employment.

Application Deadline: 15 October 2022

Start Date: February 2023

Your mission

The postdoctoral fellow will apply advanced imaging tools such as STED, MINFLUX, FCS, STED-FCS and spectral imaging to visualize cellular structures and dynamics in lipid storage disorders.

The project involves:

  • applying advanced imaging tools
  • developing data analysis tools
  • handling primary cells
  • work in close collaboration with the other CSI:Nano lab members as well as other labs at SciLifeLab and KI

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.


  • BSc in life or natural sciences (biology, molecular biology, physics, chemistry or similar)
  • PhD in areas: biophysics, biochemistry, neurobiology or related field
  • Strong expertise in biophysics and membrane biology
  • Strong expertise in advanced imaging techologies (STED, STED-FCS, MINFLUX, spectral imaging, FCS, FLIM)
  • Proficiency in basic cell and molecular biology techniques
  • Independent working skills, teamwork spirit and willingness to help PhD/master students


  • Basic expertise in scientific programming is an advantage

What do we offer?

CSI:Nano Lab gives the fellows opportunity to develop and/or apply state-of-the-art imaging methodologies to solve biological mysteries. Necessary training on the advanced bioimaging technologies will be given to the fellows. CSI:Nano Lab gives the candidates opportunity to become fully independent researchers in interdisciplinary science within years.

Karolinska Institute and SciLifeLab offer a creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

SciLifeLab is an institution for the advancement of molecular biosciences in Sweden. It leverages the unique strengths of individual researchers across Sweden into a focused resource for the life science community. SciLifeLab provides access for thousands of researchers to the cutting-edge instrumentation and deep scientific expertise necessary to be internationally competitive in bioscience research. The facilities and expertise at SciLifeLab create a unique environment for carrying out health and environmental research at the highest level.

The postdoctoral researcher will be based at SciLifeLab Solna where the working atmosphere is international with English as the working language.

SciLifeLab, KI, Campus Solna

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An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • 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 brief letter describing why you want work with us and how you can contribute to the existing knowledge in the lab (no more than one page, generic letters not accepted)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Names and contact details of three scientists for reference letters 

Welcome to apply at the latest 15 October 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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment February 2023
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3627/2022
  • Erdinc Sezgin, Assistant Professor,
  • Karin Björström, HR-partner,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR,
  • John Inge Johnsen , SACO,
Published 16.Sep.2022
Last application date 15.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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