Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow in the field of electrochemical sensors and microbiology to join an interdisciplinary project in translational medical research at Karolinska Institutet. This is an exciting opportunity to involve breakthrough research on developing wearable sensor device for medical diagnostics, using a combination of electrochemistry, sensors and microbiology.


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position in Parlak Lab at the Division of Dermatology and Venereology, Department of Medicine, Solna and at the centre for Molecular Medicine (CMM). Parlak Lab focuses on developing novel medical diagnostic methods designing wearable sensors for microbiology, immunology and neuroscience. The group is building new interdisciplinary research as there is an immense potential for new fundamental insights to be discovered.


A post-doctoral research fellow in electrochemical sensors and microbiology is needed to work in Parlak Lab in recently funded project. You will be part of a research team in Parlak Lab developing high-quality biosensors and study bacterial skin infection, respectively.

Specifically, you will work on the fabrication of electrochemical device, synthetic and semi-synthetic biorecognition design for bacterial sensing. You will be integral members of the research team that works to generate high-quality biomedical devices in a high throughput format.

The work includes biosensor device, biorecognition design, and electrochemical analysis. The duties of the position also include reporting and data dissemination. Thus, your work will contribute to the broader goal of the project; to enable rapid, accurate, and safe biosensing, allowing clinicians to improve treatment decisions for the benefit of patients. Although the position is a temporary position longer than six months, this is supposed to correspond to up to 24 months.

Entry requirements

We are looking for a curiosity-driven, inquisitive and enthusiastic person interested in our area of research and ready to explore new avenues in science. The candidate is expected to have a collaborative approach to research, work productively in a team, and contribute to a good social environment in the laboratory.

The applicant must hold a doctoral degree in natural or engineering sciences. The candidates with experience in electrochemistry, biosensors, and cell culturing are required and considered important merit to reach the goal of the doctoral project. The applicant needs to have a high degree of independence and motivation but should have no problems working in a team, given the collaborative nature of the project. Fluency in English is a requirement

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.


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 division of Dermatology and Venereology where you will work along with Onur Parlak at the Centre for Molecular Medicine (CMM).

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)
  • A personal letter highlighting previous scientific accomplishments, technical expertise and why the candidate is interested in joining the host lab (1-2 pages
  • Two Reference letters (to be uploaded in Varbi if already available, or to be sent directly to

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

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Reference number STÖD 2-2235/2023
  • Onur Parlak, +46708449151
Published 30.May.2023
Last application date 13.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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