Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching within immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC have about 40 research groups and our key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, national and international collaborations.

The Murrell lab, at MTC, KI, is a mixed computational and experimental lab working at the intersection of computational biology, virology, immunology, and evolution. See here for recent work:

Current projects involve antibody discovery, vaccine design, building models of molecular evolution, and various applications of deep learning.

Your mission

You will develop and lead projects at the intersection of virology, immunology, and protein design.

You will contribute to ongoing lab projects with:

  • Standard molecular biology, such as cloning, PCR, etc.
  • Protein expression in mammalian cells, managing cell lines, etc.
  • Protein purification (affinity and SEC).
  • Various assays.
  • Optionally, small animal handling, immunizations.

You will also contribute to various lab admin duties.

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.

-Clear written and spoken communication in English is required.

-You must have played a key role in some published work (preprints count)

-Practical experience and familiarity with some of the following:

  • Standard molecular biology, such as cloning (eg. by Gibson assembly), PCR, etc.
  • Mammalian cell culture techniques.
  • Protein expression and purification
  • Small animal handling experience is a plus, including eg. FELASA certificate. 
  • Experience with pseudovirus assays is a plus.

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 Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1334/2023
  • Benjamin Murrell,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR,
Published 30.Mar.2023
Last application date 13.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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