Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
The research group of Professor Maria Eriksson is looking for one, possible two, postdoctoral researchers. The research group aims to identify novel genetic mechanisms of aging with a special focus on somatic mutations and their contribution to aging and age-associated disease.

Your mission

The applicant is expected to play a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, analysis, and presentation/publication of research results. The research work includes standard molecular biological techniques, next generation applications for genome-wide analysis, and mouse phenotyping. The postdoctor is expected to be part of the group and to develop in accordance with the common group goals and research interests.


He /She should be highly motivated, responsible, able to function well in the group, able to perform his /her own experiments and to provide suggestions and support in experimental design, and experimentation to other members of the group. Previous experience from work with rare event detection in human samples and mice models, is advantageous. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor 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.

What do we 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.

Location: Flemingsberg


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)

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

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Type of employment Visstidsanställning 3-6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5354/2019
  • Maria Eriksson, +46-8-524 810 66
  • Patricia Degnell, +46-8-524 810 04
Union representative
  • Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-8-524 810 28
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80
Published 28.Oct.2019
Last application date 11.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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