The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 250 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Your mission

A position is available in the group of Prof. Luca Jovine, whose laboratory focuses on molecules involved in egg-sperm interaction at fertilization and structurally related human proteins of biomedical importance.

During the course of the project, the candidate will complete a study on glycoproteins involved in mammalian fertilization that relied on biochemistry/structural biology, cell culture systems and mouse in vitro fertilization.

This position is a short term employment, 3-6 months.


The candidate should have obtained a doctorate or have equivalent scientific competence. Proven hands-on knowledge of protein structure determination by X-ray crystallography as well as the analysis of macromolecular structure is required; moreover, previous experience with fertilization-related research will constitute a significant advantage. The applicant should also have significant experience of manuscript writing and, therefore, excellent command of written English.

Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

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.

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: Flemingsberg


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 12 July 2020.

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 Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2597/2020
  • Luca Jovine, Professor and PI, +46-70-1497014
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-524 810 12
  • Chandrashekar Bangalore Revanna, SACO , +46-73-083 98 85
Published 26.Jun.2020
Last application date 12.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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