Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) is a department with a strong focus on basic
science. CMB conducts research and education in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental
biology, stem cell biology, cancer and infection biology. CMB is located in Biomedicum, a new
interdisciplinary research center designed to concentrate much of the experimental research conducted at Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna under one roof to promote collaboration. Biomedicum houses approximately 1,200 researchers and other personnel and allows expensive equipment to be shared and utilized more effectively.

Maria G. Masucci research group

Our research aims to elucidate how viral products mimic or hijack key cellular functions in order to
promote virus persistence and spread, and to understand how these viral strategies may lead to malignant transformation. We particularly focus on signaling pathways that are regulated by post-translational modification by ubiquitin, SUMO and NEDD8. The ultimate goal of our research is to identify new regulatory interactions that may be targeted to control virus infection and its potentially life-threatening consequences.

The project will investigate the molecular events that underlie the association between latent and productive viral infection and the regulation of autophagy.


To be responsible for the development of the research project together with the PI and other team members.
• To work independently.
• To generate and keep an updated record of all the experimental results.
• To be responsible for the documentation of the professional and ethical work within the project.
• To prepare a draft of scientific publications.
• To ensure that work in the department is conducted safely, legally and in accord with the highest
standards of data protection.
• To give due regard to the University Equal Opportunities, Data Protection and other relevant

Your profile

Candidates eligible for a Postdoctoral Researcher position will have obtained a PhD in virology, cellbiology, tumor biology or related subjects. Candidates with documented previous experience of work within the field of protein chemistry, structural biology and signal transduction and proficiency in molecular virology techniques will be given priority.

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.

Location: Solna


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.

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 Montly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1277/2023
  • Maria Masucci,
Union representative
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-52486353
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-52486437,
Published 23.Mar.2023
Last application date 06.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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