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At the Division of Rheumatology at the Department of Medicine Solna, we conduct research on diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system, inflammatory as well as non-inflammatory. The Division of Rheumatology offers good opportunities to clinical and translational research on unique patient groups from the clinic along with biomedical and experimental animal research.

Your mission

The selected postdoctoral candidate will work on elucidating SLE pathogenesis and on validation of novel diagnostic biomarkers and will be supervised by Associate Professor Ioannis Parodis. The main focus of the successful candidate will be to validate the novel SLE-associated autoantigens recently identified by the group, and tasks include development of serological assays, preforming IHC and IF staining, and immunization of mice.

Your profile

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated candidate who is interested in applying new technologies and tools for understanding the mechanisms underlying autoimmune diseases.

  • The applicant should hold a PhD in medicine, immunology, biotechnology, or other relevant area.
  • Experience in cellular and serological immune assays, flow cytometry and molecular biology.
  • Previous research of translational nature within immunology and mice handling is strongly meritorious.
  • Fluent oral and written communication in English, and ability to communicate in Swedish at basic level.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills are of utmost importance, as the successful candidate will work closely with fellow researchers and partners from the clinic and patient organizations.

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a Swedish 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.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of eleven divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group Ioannis Parodis at the Centre for Molecular Medicine (CMM). The work touches on various aspects of SLE:

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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)

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

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2449/2024
  • Ioannis Parodis, +46(0)722321322
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
  • Farzad Hedayaty, SACO-s,
Published 11.Jun.2024
Last application date 07.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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