Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The postdoctoral project will be conducted in Maria Genander’s research group. More information about the Genander lab can be found here:

The Genander lab is interested in understanding establishment and maintenance of epithelial tissue homeostasis and how alterations in homeostasis lead to tumor formation. Specifically, we are interested in identifying and mechanistically delineate stem cell niche components required for normal stem cell properties and how these stem cell-to-niche interactions change during tumor progression.

Your mission

This position is focused on identifying and understanding mechanisms of esophageal progenitor fate determination and behavior. The work includes detailed analysis of genetic animal models, in vitro organoid cultures, single cell sequencing data analysis and mathematical modelling.

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. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

The candidate is expected to have documented hands-on experience of working with genetic mouse models and organoid cultures. Furthermore, the candidate should know of, and be able to use independently, established methods of Smart-seq3 data analysis. Proficiency in quantitative lineage tracing analysis is a merit.

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. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. 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

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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 Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1652/2023
  • Maria Genander,
Union representative
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-52486353
Published 01.Jun.2023
Last application date 22.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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