Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

At the Department of Oncology-Pathology basic, translational and clinical research and educational activities related to cancer is carried out. Being part of the Karolinska Institutet provides the attractive opportunity to collaborate with a wide variety of renowned research groups in basic and translational biomedicine, while the close association of our department with the Karolinska hospital enables productive interactions with the oncology clinic. This is reflected by the type of work done in the Kiessling group, as it focuses on basic and translational aspects of cancer immunotherapy research, while it also runs investigator initiated clinical trials on cancer patients.

Your mission

The position is placed in the research group of Rolf Kiessling at department of Oncology-Pathology, BioClinicum, Karolinska Institutet. This is primarily a research position, as specified under “Basis of assessment” below, but could also involve training and supervision of Master students and PhD students.

The employment as Assistant Professor is time limited for 4 years with the right to apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer.

Eligibility requirements

Those eligible for employment as an Assistant Professor are individuals who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence no more than five years prior to the expiry of the application period for the position as assistant professor.

Those who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence earlier may however be considered if special grounds exist. Special grounds refer to illness or parental leave.

Bases of assessment

We are looking for a highly driven researcher with a broad immunological background in cancer immunotherapy. Ideally the applicant should have experience in both mouse experimental basic immunology and in human clinical immunotherapy work. Knowledge of establishing mouse tumor models, bone marrow chimeras, breeding and back-crossing of mouse strains will be an advantage. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge in handling human clinical material, experience in PBMC purification and cell isolation (T cells, NK cells, monocytes), analyzing clinical samples with multi-color Flow cytometry, and with functional in vitro assays such as: intra cellular staining’s (CD107a/cytokines), Elisa, Chromium release assay, T cell activation/peptide screening. The position will involve production of cell therapy products in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) laboratory, why preference will be given to an applicant certified to perform and organize GMP work and with experience in generation of T cell product for treatment of cancer patients. Proficiency in written and spoken English i required. Some knowledge in Swedish language is an advantage but not an absolute requirement. Previous experience of supervision of Master students and PhD students is also an advantage.

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.

BioClinicum, Solna

The Department of Oncology-Pathology

Rolf Kiesslings Group


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

Welcome to apply at the latest 2020-03-30.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system

Particular assessment for promotion to Senior Lecturer

An Assistant Professor employed in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4 Section 12a shall be promoted to Senior Lecturer if he or she is eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer in accordance with the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet and is assessed to be suitable for such employment in accordance with the assessment criteria that KI has decided should be applied when being promoted to Senior Lecturer. The assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet that was valid at the time of appointment as Assistant Professor will be applied when applying for promotion to Senior Lecturer. Current assessment criteria is found here. Such promotion results in a permanent position as Senior Lecturer.

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment May 1st 2020
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1236/2020
  • Rolf Kiessling,,please don't contact by phone
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08-524 823 38
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08-517 768 84
Published 17.Mar.2020
Last application date 30.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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