Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Unit of Integrative Epidemiology at the Institute of Environmental Medicine studies how the immune system contributes to the disease progression of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. We use different tools to address these questions including experimental research using clinical samples and animal models, biobanks as well as large scale cohort and case-control studies. We are now looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a 1 year position. 

Your mission

The research work will focus on how regulatory T cells maintain immune homeostasis and modulate the progression of cancer and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). We are especially interested in how FOXP3 isoforms and (regulatory) T cell populations/specificities modulate disease progression. The emphasis of the research is to investigate disease mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets by performing experimental research that may then integrated with large scale epidemiologic studies. The candidate will be responsible for project coordination, data analysis, manuscript writing, result dissemination, and supervising junior researchers. Our mission is to cultivate next-generation researchers who are truly multidisciplinary.  

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.

The applicant is required to have extensive knowledge on bioinformatic approaches for analysis of omics data and experience working in a Linux environment.  An interest in immunology is essential. The candidate should be willing to take responsibility in leadership work and should be able to demonstrate excellent teamwork ability.

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.

Institute of environmental medicine, Solna


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 According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1267/2024
  • John Andersson,
Union representative
  • Anne Boström, SEKO , 08-52487579,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR , 08-52487419,
  • Anda Gliga, Nanna Fyhrquist, Saco-S,,
Published 21.Mar.2024
Last application date 04.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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