Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

This postdoc project will be carried out in the research group of Assoc Prof Pauliina Damdimopoulou at the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGY) of the Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology. Research and education at OBGY are focused on the many aspects of women’s reproductive health including ovarian biology, endometrial receptivity, fertility preservation, reproductive toxicology, stem cell biology, developmental biology, and fetal medicine. The present project is a part of the newly funded European project MERLON where impacts of endocrine disruptive chemicals on reproductive health in women are studied.

Your mission

You will work within project MERLON to generate novel human ovarian cell models for the assessment of endocrine disruption. Your responsibilities will encompass collecting and analyzing clinical samples, immortalizing primary cells, and genetically modifying cell lines. Additionally, you will be responsible for summarizing data for publication and presentations, participating in MERLON activities and administration, and contributing to the common laboratory tasks of the group. Moreover, you will collaborate with researchers in Sweden and abroad, participate in meetings, and engage in other events to disseminate project findings. Administrative tasks are also part of the role.

Your profile

We are seeking an aspiring and skilled researcher with documented experience in

  • Human reproductive biology
  • Handling clinical patient samples
  • Culturing primary human cells and/or advanced 3D cell models
  • Assessing the effects of environmental chemical contaminants
  • Managing documentation related to biobanking, GDPR and ethical applications

Further, experience in the following areas is considered meriting:

  • Immortalization techniques
  • Transgene technologies and/or reporter gene models
  • Single-cell omics techniques and associated data analysis

The research environment is international, and the project involves close collaboration with several other research groups and clinicians. Fluent spoken and written English is, therefore, a necessity, as well as strong social skills. The project also requires meticulous documentation, and the candidate must possess a detailed, careful, and well-organized work ethic. 

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.

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 (no more than two pages)
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest 30th of October 2023. 

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 Enligt överenskommelse
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3780/2023
  • Pauliina Damdimopoulou, 08-852481143
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 09.Oct.2023
Last application date 30.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CET

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