Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Research at the Institute of Environmental Medicine is carried out in four major areas: epidemiology, toxicology, physiology, environmental and occupational medicine. The institute offers an excellent international research and working environment, and has about 350 employees and associates. The institute also provides authorities in Sweden and EC as well as international organisations (e.g. WHO) with expertise on environmental health risk assessments.

The aim of the research at the unit Metals and Health is to identify toxic effects of metals in the general and in the work environment, to understand causal relationships between metal exposure and various diseases, and how susceptibility factors influence these relationships. We also study mechanisms of metal toxicity. We work both in vitro and using molecular epidemiology approaches. We now search for a postdoctoral researcher with competence in metal toxicology.   

Your mission

The successful applicant will work on toxicological studies of metals present in water and food using a combination of toxicogenomics, toxicoepigenomics, as well as traditional toxicological assays. As a postdoctoral researcher you will be involved in all steps of the project, i.e., experimental planning, data analysis, and writing manuscripts.

Your profile

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.

To be eligible, the candidate must have:

  • background in toxicology, biology, biochemistry or equivalent
  • experience of metal analysis
  • experience of epigenetic analysis
  • excellent writing and communication skills (English) as well as ability to work in a very structured way and enjoy collaborating

It is meritorious if the candidate has:

  • experience working with in vitro toxicity testing
  • experience or a strong interest in working with novel toxicological approaches such as RNA sequencing and bioinformatics 

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.




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 According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1115/2023
  • Karin Broberg, professor ,
Union representative
  • Anne Boström, SEKO , 08-52487579,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR , 08-52487419,
  • Anda Gliga, Nanna Fyhrquist, Saco-S,,
Published 13.Mar.2023
Last application date 27.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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