Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of seven departments within which both research and teaching are conducted. The department is involved in advanced research in both basic and applied research. All departments work in close contact with clinics at Karolinska University Hospital. 

The research group for molecular cell biology and gene therapy, LABMED, focuses on developing nucleic acid therapies for genetic diseases and is part of the Karolinska ATMP center. We have a broad competence within the group and collaborate with other researchers within KI, nationally and internationally.

We are currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a fixed-term position for 2 years (full-time).

Your mission

The project is focused on developing nucleic acid-based therapeutic strategies for a range of neurological diseases with a focus on Friedreich's ataxia and Huntington's disease. Our goal is to develop therapeutic oligonucleotides to be used in diseases caused by tandem repeat expansion. As a postdoc, you are expected to actively drive the project forward, including planning and evaluation of experiments and results.

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 looking for a PhD in medical science with extensive experience in cell culture, transfection of oligonucleotides and the use of molecular biology techniques. You must be able to plan activities independently in collaboration with other researchers. Experience of gene therapy in tandem repeat diseases and vector production is an advantage.

As a person, we would like you to be thorough, independent and have analytical skills. You should also be structured and able to work in a team.

In this recruitment, we place great importance on personal characteristics.

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.

Flemingsberg, Huddinge


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 12 June.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.


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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 Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2112/2024
  • Rula Zain, Forskargruppsledare,
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Annica Lindqvist, SACO,
Published 29.May.2024
Last application date 12.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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