Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

In our research group you will work with researchers conducting world-leading research on the occurrence and progression of inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). We work with integrating large-scale clinical information with molecular genetics, environmental/lifestyle data and registry data. This work relies on intensive local, national and international collaborations. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you may contribute to high-quality research on an international competitive level.

Your mission

We are now looking for a post doc who will work in an EU funded project, MultipleMS where we study MS with the aim to use genetic and lifestyle risk factors to identify stratified patient populations and to characterize them phenotypically. You are expected to work independently and formulate new hypotheses, handle databases, analyze data and write scientific papers. The position is for a period of 10 months.

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.

To be eligible, the applicant must also:

  1. Have a PhD in medical science in the area of genetics and molecular biology
  2. Have experience in handling large genetic datasets
  3. Have experience of computational analysis and genetic programs such as PLINK, IMPUTE
  4. Have programming skills for implementing custom data-processing workflows
  5. Have experience of genetic analysis of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis

Applications are invited from talented and enthusiastic applicants with advanced knowledge in the field of genetics, biostatistics and autoimmune diseases. The applicant will need to both feel comfortable with working in teams and demonstrate good interpersonal skills and be independent enough to formulate new hypotheses and critically examine the results. You will be working in a collaborative project, MultipleMS, with research groups from Europe and US, so communication skills will be important.

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: Centrum for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital Solan

Read more about the research group you will be part of here:

Read more about the project you will be working on here:


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)

Welcome to apply at the latest 8th of December

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

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5956/2019
  • Ingrid Skelton Kockum, Professor,
  • Elin Hammergård, HR-administrator,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37
Published 28.Nov.2019
Last application date 08.Dec.2019 11:59 PM CET

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