Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Cell Signalling, Immunity and Nanoimaging (CSI:Nano) Lab ( located in SciLifeLab ( and Karolinska Institute ( is looking for motivated postdoctoral candidates that will work on biophysical principles underlying cell signalling.

Application Deadline: 1 November 2019

Start Date: January/February 2020

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Qualified to be employed as a postdoctoral fellow is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. 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) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

Preferred technical expertise is as follows:

  • Strong expertise in biophysics, bioimaging and membrane biology
  • Proficiency in basic cell and molecular biology techniques
  • Good knowledge of immunobiology
  • Expertise in optics is an advantage but not essential
  • Expertise in scientific programming is an advantage but not essential
  • Moreover, independent working skills, teamwork spirit and willingness to help PhD/master students are needed.

What do we expect?

The candidates should be able to work independently but also as a team member.

The candidates should be motivated about interdisciplanary science, eager to learn new technologies and share their expertise with other scientists.

CSI:Nano Lab supports open science and open data as well as sharing knowledge with the community and the public. Fellows are expected to be eager to share knowledge openly.

What do we offer?

CSI:Nano Lab gives the fellows opportunity to develop and/or apply state-of-the-art imaging methodologies to solve biological mysteries. Necessary training on the advanced bioimaging technologies will be given to the fellows.

CSI:Nano Lab gives the candidates opportunity to become fully independent researchers in interdisciplinary science within years.

Karolinska Institute and SciLifeLab offer a creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

SciLifeLab is an institution for the advancement of molecular biosciences in Sweden. It leverages the unique strengths of individual researchers across Sweden into a focused resource for the life science community. SciLifeLab provides access for thousands of researchers to the cutting-edge instrumentation and deep scientific expertise necessary to be internationally competitive in bioscience research. The facilities and expertise at SciLifeLab create a unique environment for carrying out health and environmental research at the highest level.

The postdoctoral researcher will be based at SciLifeLab Solna ( where the working atmosphere is international with English as the working language.

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An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • 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 1 November 2019

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

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4952/2019
  • Erdinc Sezgin, Assistant Professor,
Union representative
  • Bodil Moberg , OFR, 08-524 836 01
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • John Inge Johnsen , SACO, 08-517 775 15
Published 08.Oct.2019
Last application date 01.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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