Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge

Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Medicine
The research at the Center for Infectious Medicine, CIM, is focused around studies of the immune system in the context of infections and cancer. The Center operates within the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge. CIM has since its inauguration in 2002 rapidly grown and gained national and international recognition. The vision is to become one of the leading translational research centers within immunity, infectious diseases and immuno-oncology in Europe.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the group of Assistant Professor Marcus Buggert at CIM as a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a project concerning the immunobiology of T cells in cancer. The project will be focused on identifying the origin and subset of PD-1+ CD8+ T cells that respond to immune checkpoint blockade (ICB). Specifically, the candidate will mechanistically dissect if resident or recirculating CD8+ T cells are responsible for effective ICB using murine and human models. The research project will be in collaboration with domestic and international researchers and clinicians.

The position requires previous PhD experience with mice models and multiparameter flow cytometry. In addition, a strong candidate should have a strong background in studies of murine and human T cells in oncology. Experience of sequencing techniques (such RNA-seq), bioinformatics, and tissue biology will also be considered as merits. Applicants should have first author publications in recognized peer-reviewed journals. The present position is based on new funding available immediately. If several highly qualified candidates are identified, we may opt to hire two Postdoctoral Fellows.

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 employment 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 needs to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Karolinska Institutet, the Department of Medicine, Huddinge

Type of employment Postdoctoral scholarship
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-473/2020
  • Marcus Buggert, marcus.buggert@ki.se
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO, Belinda.pannagel@ki.se
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, Carina.eklund@ki.se
Published 30.Jan.2020
Last application date 20.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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