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Department of Medicine, Huddinge The Department of Medicine at Huddinge comprises of seven units, three research centers, and a total of around 70 independent research groups. Our ambition is to be a leading department within medical research and education.

Description of the work group/equivalent and its work/focus:
The research is a close collaboration with the two research groups headed by Prof. Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren and Assoc. Prof. Sara Gredmark-Russ, both at the Center for Infectious Medicine, Department of Medicine, Huddinge, Karolinska Institutet. The research performed in the laboratory of Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren focuses on immune responses and immunopathology of tick borne encephalitis (TBE).

Your mission

We are looking for one highly motivated and skilled person with a strong background in studies of immune responses and immunopathology of TBE. The research involves the use of advanced flow cytometry to be applied on clinical samples and the establishment of new methods to study, e.g., lymphocyte transmigration-assays across the blood brain barrier (BBB). The successful candidate is expected to take the lead the scientific design and establishment of experimental protocols, generate and analyze data, present and interpret results, write scientific reports in the area.

Your profile

To qualify, the applicant must have a PhD in molecular cell biology, virology, immunology or equivalent. Merit is given to applicants who are experienced in work on immune responses and immunopathology of human TBE. The candidate should be self-motivated, be able to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines, have excellent communication skills as well as the ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team. Fluency in English is a requirement. A strong merit for this particular project is the ability to demonstrate long term EU funding or equivalent funding in the area. The demonstration of such merits will be highly valued for this specific position.

To be eligible, an applicant must hold a PhD (third-cycle) degree. An MD degree is highly valued.

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.


An application must contain the following documents in English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest 2019-12-05

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

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period.

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5846/2019
  • Hans Gustaf Ljunggren,
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
Published 21.Nov.2019

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