Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Center for Hematology and Regenerative Medicine (HERM) performs research and education in close collaboration with the Karolinska University Hospital. Our research team at HERM studies neutrophil biology and autophagy. Our goal is to improve treatments for neutropenic patients.

Your mission

The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in our ongoing efforts to improve the understanding of neutrophil function and interaction with mesenchymal stem cells. We are also working on neutrophil functional assays to characterize the neutrophil transfusion products. This work requires a creative approach to incorporate the functional assays and molecular work to dissect the research questions.

Your profile

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in neutrophil biology and autophagy. Documented experience in the following techniques is required:

  1. Flow cytometry
  2. Neutrophil functional assays (migration, phagocytosis and oxidative burst).
  3. Experience culturing mesenchymal stem cells
  4. Deep understanding of autophagy

The projects are pursued in an interdisciplinary environment that involves collaboration with several groups; therefore, good collaborative skills are necessary. Fluency in English is mandatory.

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

Welcome to apply at the latest 2023-03-30

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
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Flemingsberg
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1182/2023
  • Roland Fiskesund,
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Sidinh Luc, SACO,
  • Mari Gilljam, OFR,
Published 17.Mar.2023
Last application date 30.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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