Karolinska Institutet, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, Coquet

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The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching within immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC have about 40 research groups and our key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, national and international collaborations.

The research groups of Jonathan Coquet and Benedict Chambers are looking for a postdoctoral candidate excited by cancer immunology. The project examines the expression of adhesion molecules on tumor infiltrating T cells, NK cells and dendritic cells and immune exhaustion. Experience with mouse tumor models including xenograft models, spectral flow cytometry, 10X or similar single cell genomic techniques would be beneficial. The research groups have backgrounds in innate lymphocytes and T cells and publish cutting edge research. We are imbedded in a broader environment with complimentary immunology groups in cancer and infection.


The Division examines immune responses to infections and cancers. The division is comprised of research groups of different expertise in viruses, bacteria, parasites and cancer. Weekly seminars in immunology and tumor biology are held as well as journal clubs. The division is also responsible for the undergraduate and graduate teaching in immunology at Karolinska Institutet.


The applicant is expected to be proficient in carrying out independent research, presenting research data, writing manuscripts, maintaining clear laboratory records, flow cytometry, animal handling, running molecular biology techniques and work well in a team environment.

Entry requirements

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Solna

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, 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 on the Varbi recruitment system.

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First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Scholarship
Reference number STÖD 2-787/2024
  • Jonathan Coquet, jonathan.coquet@ki.se
  • Benedict Chambers, benedict.chambers@ki.se
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Carina Ekelund, OFR, carina.eklund@ki.se
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
Published 16.Feb.2024
Last application date 10.Mar.2024 11:59 PM CET

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