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. 

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, including sample handling (cell separation and other procedures, from draw to freezer). 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.
  • Handle samples following study SOPs.
  • 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 defended a doctoral thesis and 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, including laboratory assistance procedures, and research within genetics, omics, and precision medicine in SLE is meritorious. Previous research of translational nature within immunology is strongly meritorious.

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.


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.


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

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-610/2024
  • Ioannis Parodis, +46722321322
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
  • Farzad Hedayaty, SACO-s, +46852483367
Published 06.Feb.2024
Last application date 06.Mar.2024 11:59 PM CET

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