Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna, Immunology and Allergy division

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several divisions that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.

At the Division of Immunology and Allergy clinical and experimental allergy research is performed in close collaboration with the Department of Clinical Immunology at Karolinska University Hospital. One post-doc position is now open in the research group of senior professor Marianne van Hage. The overall objective of the research group is to improve diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases as well as to increase the understanding of their underlying mechanisms. The group works in an inspiring and interactive research environment and has ongoing collaborative projects with many national and international colleagues. Excellent laboratory facilities and well-characterized patient materials are available.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist in projects investigating the mechanisms of allergic disease, elucidating the immune response to allergen molecules and evaluating new vaccine candidates, with focus on severe food and respiratory allergy. The successful candidate will work with a broad range of immunological techniques, protein and antibody derived assays, flow cytometry, cell-based systems as well as proteomics. Good collaboration skills and capacity to independently develop the research area are needed. The projects involve international collaborations within molecular biology, proteomics, array technologies and development of immunotherapeutic treatments.

Entry requirements
PhD degree in biomedical sciences or biochemistry. The applicant should have documented experience of working within the field of immunology/allergy and be well acquainted with standard immunological techniques such as ELISA, Western, cell culture, FACS etc. Previous experience of clinically oriented studies in allergy with focus on food and/or respiratory allergy is highly meritorious. The candidate must have proven ability to write peer-reviewed scientific articles in the area of research and to orally present results (documented by e.g. participation in international meetings). Excellent communication skills in English are needed, as the group and work environment is international with extensive network of international collaborations.

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.

Reference number 2-5893/2019
  • Marianne Van Hage, marianne.van.hage@ki.se
Published 26.Nov.2019
Last application date 07.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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