The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 300 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Description of project and work.
This postdoc project will be conducted in the research group of professor Staffan Strömblad ( Our group is interested in cancer biology, with particular emphasis on cell signaling and cell-matrix interactions. The project will focus on how cancer cell migration is controlled by the underlying cellular machinery and also participate in a European Union- Horizon 2020 supported network, Multimot, aiming at the standardization of cell migration research. The project will contain a combination of wet lab experiments, primarily cell handling and confocal microscopy, as well as advanced computational data analyses and handling of large datasets. This postdoc project provides opportunities for growth and development as an independent researcher, as there will be possibilities for initiating new research directions.

You will be supervised by Staffan Strömblad and work together with PhD students and postdocs both within the group and within the Multimot European network. The Multimot project will run for three years starting in September 2015.

The applicant should hold a PhD from a related area, with extensive experience in computational biology as well as in molecular cell biology. Experience with live cell confocal microscopy is advantageous. Applicants must possess excellent communication skills and be able to interact and work efficiently in a team. Excellent spoken and written English is required.

Entry requirements
Eligible are applicants holding a PhD issued in September 2013 or later.
Scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies may be awarded to individuals who come from other countries with the intention of remaining in Sweden only while obtaining all or part of their education. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher. Having received a salary or other remuneration from Karolinska Institutet during the past two years may be disqualifying.

Type of scholarship
Karolinska Institutet awards scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies.  This educational scholarship, which is paid for a maximum of two years within four years after the receipt of a PhD or the equivalent, is tax-exempt.

The amount is set for twelve months at a time and is paid out on a monthly basis.
After the two-year scholarship period, a postdoctoral employment may be issued for maximum four years.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:

1. A letter of motivation.

2. Curriculum vitae.

3. Complete list of publications.

4. Three letters of reference.

The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Postdoctoral scholarship
Contract type Full time
Reference number 2-2231/2015
  • Staffan Strömblad, Professor, +46-8-524 811 22
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative
  • Joseph Rafter, SACO, +46-8-524 83 545
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, +46-8-524 880 75
  • Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-8-524 810 35
Published 05.Jun.2015
Last application date 21.Jun.2015 11:59 PM CEST

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