Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist in projects investigating the mechanisms of allergic disease, elucidating the immune response to allergen molecules, with focus on severe food and respiratory allergy. Our objectives are to improve diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases as well as to increase the understanding of their underlying mechanisms. We have an inspiring and interactive research environment with many national and international colleagues. Excellent laboratory facilities and well-characterized patient materials are available.

Your mission

The successful candidate will work with a broad range of immunological techniques, protein and antibody derived assays, flow cytometry and cell-based systems. Good collaboration skills and capacity to independently develop the research area are needed. You have previous experience of working with molecular allergology.

Your profile

You have a PhD degree in biomedical sciences and documented experience of working within the field of molecular allergology. You are 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 mandatory. The applicant needs to demonstrate a strong competence in running projects independently but also show excellent abilities for teamwork. 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.

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.



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)

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 Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2574/2020
  • Marianne Van Hage,
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 08.Jun.2020
Last application date 03.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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