Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher with an interest in Adoptive Cell Therapy and how it can be used as treatment. When joining our team, you will work in a research group conducting translational research, with an aim to improve cell therapy for patients with gynecological cancer or melanoma.


You would join the Stina Wickström/ Rolf Kiessling research team with a focus on improving existing and developing new novel T cell products used for adoptive cell therapy to treat patients with gynecological cancer or melanoma.

Your mission

We are looking for a highly motivated person with a strong background in immunology and tumor biology. The projects involve the development of human T cell technologies and evaluation of T cells from blood/tumor tissue from cancer patients, T cell repertoires and T cell function. The overall aim of the projects is to develop novel immunotherapies against cancer. Your daily work would include, primary cell culture, FACS analysis, functional T cell assays, sample collection etc.

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.


  • The candidate should show verified skills particularly in in tumor immunology and immunotherapy of cancer and methodological expertise with a focus on human cellular immunology research.
  • The candidate should be self-motivated.
  • Have good communication skills. 
  • Ability to interact effectively and work within a team.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement.

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 will either be at Karolinska Insitutet or at Radiumhemmets forskningsfonder with an affiliation to Karolinska Insitutet.

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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 8th March. 

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

The position will be 2 years, with possibility to extension. 

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 Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-616/2024
  • Stina Wickström,
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, Seko,
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, SACO,
Published 07.Feb.2024
Last application date 08.Mar.2024 11:59 PM CET

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