Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

At the division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology The Lanner laboratory is working towards novel treatments of Age-related macular degeneration and Diabetes through the use of human embryonic stem cells. The laboratory is working in the interface of regenerative stem cell-based medicine, transplantation technology and advanced material biology with close collaboration with clinical and industrial partners. We will now recruit a Postdoctoral fellow to work within our efforts to treat Diabetes using differentiated pluripotent stem cells.

Your mission

As a Postdoctoral fellow in the Lanner Lab you will work in an integrated team with members from several labs at Karolinska Institutet with diverse expertise stem cell based regenerative medicine, large-scale cellular manufacturing, advanced biomaterials, organ-on-chip systems, animal models, vascular biology and pancreatic beta cell signaling. In this team you will work to set up robust differentiation protocols towards pancreatic islets and beta cells for transplantation in our preclinical animal models with clear focus towards clinical translation.

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 for employment as a postdoctor prior experience of stem cell culture and differentiation towards pancreatic lineages is required. Experience in flow cytometry, imaging, genome editing, transcriptional analysis, biomaterials and Diabetes are all beneficial. Excellent communication skills with documented history, ability to easily integrate into the laboratory environment and interact both socially and scientifically with other colleagues and collaborators is essential. The candidate should be ambitious, strongly motivated to develop the project and successfully troubleshoot emerging issues.

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.


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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 at the latest 7 th June 2023.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Snarast, enligt överenskommelse
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2043/2023
  • Fredrik Lanner, 0852483671
Union representative
  • Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-52483286
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 23.May.2023
Last application date 07.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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