Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are an international, multidisciplinary research team dedicated to developing new strategies for cell and immunotherapy. As part of an EU-funded project, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with experts from different disciplines. The Department of Medicine in Huddinge and SciLifeLab are known for maintaining high international research standards, offering an ideal setting for your growth as a researcher. Your journey with us will involve a balanced blend of learning and development, as we collectively work towards advancing the field of cell and immunotherapy and its implications for healthcare.

Your mission

We are currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our team as part of an EU-funded project. Our project's primary objective is to delve into innovative approaches that enhance check-point inhibition by bolstering the reactivity of cytotoxic immune cells. In this role, your responsibilities will encompass the planning, execution, and analysis of immunological and cell biological experiments. In particular, the group focuses on using microchip-based live cell imaging techniques to assess immune cell cytotoxicity.

Active participation in local group discussions and journal clubs will be expected, fostering a collaborative environment. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to showcase your findings during meetings with the EU-consortium. As an integral part of our team, contributing to paper writing will play a significant role in the project's progression.

Additionally, you might find yourself engaged in mentoring project students and participating in grant-writing. Your involvement will be essential in advancing our exploration of improved immune response strategies.

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 candidate with a background in immunology, cell biology, biotechnology, biophysics, or a related field. Prior experience of optical imaging and image analysis is of particular significance, and familiarity with techniques such as flow cytometry, molecular biology, and biochemistry would be advantageous. However, the key attribute we value most is a genuine eagerness to acquire new knowledge and a strong interest in collaboration in a team environment.

Effective communication in English, both spoken and written, is a prerequisite for this role. Your willingness to learn, adapt, and engage in cross-disciplinary research will be pivotal in driving our research initiatives forward.

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.

The work will be performed in both Scilifelab, Solna and Karolinska Institute campus in Flemingsberg

Choose to work at KI – Ten reasons why


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 2023-10-06

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/Flemingsberg
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3338/2023
  • Björn Önfelt,
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Sidinh Luc, SACO,
  • Mari Gilljam, OFR,
Published 04.Sep.2023
Last application date 06.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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