Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

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. The position is full-time for 6 months with the possibility of extension.

Your mission

You will work with research projects in autoimmune diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in particular. Duties include independent work with coordination of projects and translational studies within SLE. In this key role, you will be entrusted with the management of our lab, with a primary focus on the organization and operation of biobanking for our projects. Your expertise will be pivotal in ensuring the quality and integrity of our sample collection, a cornerstone for our translational studies. You will also contribute to the education of students and young investigators, and to the design and conduct of projects.

Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee the biobank, maintaining meticulous records of sample acquisition, storage, and utilization.
  • You will be actively involved in leading-edge -omics studies, utilizing your expertise to drive meaningful insights from complex biological data.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of research projects that bridge the gap between bench and bedside.
  • Mentor and collaborate with junior researchers, fostering an environment of scientific excellence and growth.

Your profile

We are looking for you who have pursued innovative research on and have a deep understanding of autoimmune diseases. You should be able to understand and speak Swedish at a basic level, and you should be fluent in English, both spoken and written. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities. 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. Previous experience of working with the current tasks and research within genetics, omics, and precision medicine in SLE is meritorious. Previous research of translational nature within immunology is strongly meritorious. 

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. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.


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


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The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
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 2-3385/2023
  • Ioannis Parodis,
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 06.Sep.2023
Last application date 03.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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