Karolinska Institutet, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

Research at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology, MTC, focuses on immunology, infection biology and cell and tumor biology. MTC hosts more than 35 research groups and provides an excellent research environment with close interaction between basic and clinical science (https://ki.se/en/mtc/department-of-microbiology-tumor-and-cell-biology).

Ass. Prof Karin Blomqvist MD PhD works on pathogenesis and regulation of cell division in Streptococcus pneumoniae and is associated to the group of Prof Birgitta Henriques-Normark. The laboratory is located at the Solna campus, creating a stimulating research environment and access to several state-of-the-art core facilities. We are affiliated with both MTC and Division of Clinical Microbiology at Karolinska University Hospital providing a close interaction between basic and clinical science.

We search for a postdoctoral fellow who will work on pathogenesis of Streptococcus pneumoniae aiming at deciphering the regulation of pneumococcal cell division. Both in vitro cell culture models, high-resolution visualization technologies, image analysis and different omics approaches (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics etc.) will be used.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a PhD degree in microbiology, preferably in bacteriology. We expect the candidate to have a strong scientific background. Previous experience in relevant subject areas for the project will be prioritized. Key techniques are standard cell- and molecular biology techniques including cloning, fluorescent and super-resolution microscopy and proteomics. The applicant should be a team player and have strong motivation and executive capacity. Good communication skills in English are required.

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.

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 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 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5614/2019
  • Karin Blomqvist, karin.blomqvist@ki.se
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, biborka.bveress@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
Published 20.Nov.2019
Last application date 11.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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