Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

In our lab, we work with cutting-edge research in the hematopoiesis field. We are now looking for a postdoc who will get the opportunity to combine the latest experimental techniques in single-cell biology with bioinformatics to chart the differentiation of mast cell.

Your mission

Dahlin’s lab aims to decipher normal and aberrant hematopoiesis with focus on mast cell differentiation. The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaborations with clinical departments as well as national and international research groups. Key technologies applied to primary samples from healthy subjects and patients with mast cell-related hematologic diseases include FACS sorting, cell fate assays, single-cell transcriptomics, and methods to genetically manipulate cells. We are now seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person, who wishes to lead projects on mast cell differentiation in normal and aberrant hematopoiesis.

Your profile

The research in Dahlin’s lab is experimental and computational in nature. We are currently looking to recruit a person with a strong wet lab background. However, experience with bioinformatics, including R and Scanpy, is an advantage.

Experience with FACS, library preparation for sequencing, and techniques to genetically manipulate cells is an advantage.

Applicants need to demonstrate a strong competence in running projects independently but also show excellent abilities for teamwork and cooperation within a dynamic group of scientists with broad expertise and from different nationalities. Proven ability to write scientific articles and orally present results is required. Excellent communication skills in English are needed, as the group has an extensive network of international collaborations.

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.

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.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. 


An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A cover letter summarizing your research interests and motivation for applying for the position (no more than one page).
  • 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)
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2381/2020
  • Joakim Dahlin,
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
Published 27.May.2020
Last application date 19.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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