Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Kasper Lab. With our research – rooted within the fields of skin and stem cell biology – we aim to answer fundamental questions about tissue homeostasis, repair, and regeneration. We use modern techniques such as single-cell RNA-sequencing, in vivo lineage-tracing, spatial mapping in situ and computational biology, to uncover the cellular behavior and molecular signals of individual cells in skin during health, injury repair and cancer development (key lab references: Joost et al. Cell Stem Cell 2020; Sun et al. eLife 2020; Cockburn et al. Nature Cell Biology 2022). We are a young and dynamic research team with a well-established collaborative network ( The group is placed in Biomedicum, a top modern research building with a large repertoire of researchers and technologies including activities in forefront single-cell omics, mouse work, FACS and high-end microscopy.

Your mission

The major goal is to explore the importance and interplay of the rich variety of cell types and states in the skin. For example, how do the various skin cell types regulate epidermal turnover, hair growth and injury repair in health and disease? The successful candidate will explore human and mouse skin using a wide variety of state-or-the-art technologies such single-cell RNA/ATAC-seq, in vivo lineage tracing and targeted cell ablation, confocal/light sheath microscopy, intravital imaging, organoid culture, and tissue engineering. The successful candidate is expected to independently plan and coordinate scientific projects, actively engage in writing grant applications and supervising students withing the Kasper lab.

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.

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with a good team spirit and deep curiosity for science. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology and computational analysis, with a keen interest in tissue stem cell biology, disease mechanisms, or regenerative medicine. Experience in working with primary tissue and mouse models, molecular biology techniques, multiplex tissue staining (FISH/IHC), confocal microscopy, image analysis, and  in research supervision are a strong plus. Strong expertise in computational analysis (scRNA-seq) and an excellent ability to communicate in English (written and verbal) are a requirement. A proven track record in single-cell transcriptomics and stem cell/tissue biology demonstrating high-quality research in international journals is a merit. Emphasis will also be placed on personal suitability and interactions with current lab members.

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. 

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 2-2190/2023
  • Maria Kasper,
Union representative
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR,
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO,
  • Björn Andersson, Saco,
Published 25.May.2023
Last application date 08.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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