Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher that will study the role of mitochondria in skin biology with focus on wound healing.

Your mission

The postdoctoral fellow will run a project that in depth examines how cell biology in general and mitochondria in specific is affected in normal and impaired skin wound healing.

The Dermatology and Venereology unit is located in buildings at the Centre of Molecular Medicine (CMM; The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups. The principal investigator Dr Jakob Wikström, MD PhD, work in close collaboration with the other dermatology oriented research groups.

Your profile

Applicants should have a PhD degree within the area of biomedical research and have strong interest in medical and biological problems. We are looking for a senior postdoc with experience in basic dermatology research and mitochondrial research. The applicant should be able to independently perform cell culture, gene manipulation, confocal microscopy, and qPCR as well as mitochondrial assays such as respirometry. A documented interest in mitochondrial biology is qualifying. The applicant must be able to handle human samples. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently but at the same time also be a team player and be able to collaborate with the rest of the group.

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. 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.

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. 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. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group of Jakob Wikström which is part of the Dermato-venereology division and located at the Centre for Molecular Medicineöm-group


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
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1096/2023
  • Jakob Wikström, 073-9611019
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 13.Mar.2023
Last application date 24.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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