Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Medicine/Center for Infectious Medicine(CIM)

The research at the Center for Infectious Medicine, CIM, is focused around studies of the human immune system and infection-immunity in humans. The Center operates within the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge. CIM has since its inauguration in 2002 rapidly grown and gained national and international recognition. The vision is to become one of the leading translational research centers within immunity and infectious diseases in Europe.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the group of Assistant Professor Marcus Buggert at CIM as a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a project concerning the immunobiology of T cells in HIV infection. The project will be focused on studies of CD8+ T cell exhaustion in HIV disease. Specifically, the candidate will determine what unique transcription factors and other regulators that are coupled to dysfunctional CD8+ T cell responses in HIV infection. The research project will be in collaboration with domestic and international researchers and clinicians – therefore longer periods might be spent abroad.

The position requires experience with multiparameter flow cytometry and work with human lymphocytes in BSL-II safety cabinets. In addition, we believe that the successful candidate will have a strong background in studies of the immune system in HIV infection. Experience of HIV suppression assays, tetramer labeling and other relevant work on HIV-specific CD8+ T cell responses will be considered as a major advantage for the applicant. Applicants should have first author publications in recognized peer-reviewed journals in the field of HIV immunology. The present position is based on new funding available immediately. 

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.

The candidate must hold a PhD equivalent to a Swedish doctoral degree in the fields of immunology, cell biology, virology with publications in internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals. The applicant can have a scheduled date for PhD-dissertation (in the mentioned subjects). In the latter case, however, the scholarship can only be approved once the applicant has been awarded his/her doctoral degree.

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

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 employment 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.

Type of employment Postdoktoralt stipendium
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1533/2019
  • Marcus Buggert, marcus.buggert@ki.se
Published 06.Mar.2019
Last application date 27.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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