Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Our position offers the opportunity to work in an international environment of leading scientists studying new vaccines and immunological mechanisms.

Your mission

The project involves studies of generation of high quality and durable B cell and T cell responses. This includes assessment of the early immune processes that are fundamental for eliciting immune responses to vaccines, e.g. the mobilization of immune cells after vaccine administration and the efficiency of vaccine uptake and transport. In addition, it includes high resolution analyses of the immune profile and B cell and T cell responses including single cell isolation and genetic assessment and cloning of antibodies. The project will have a special focus on mRNA-based vaccines to emerging infections. Our group uses a variety of experimental approaches including multicolor flow cytometry, cell sorting, B cell Elispot, confocal imaging as well as gene expression techniques. The studies will employ human sample material and animal models.

The position will be based at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. We work in close collaboration with vaccine companies such as Iliad Biotechnologies and CureVac as well as funding agencies such as the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. Thus, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with and learn various scientific and technical expertise from a dynamic team of leading researchers in the vaccine field and study timely questions.

The candidate is expected to learn and take part in experimental design, experimentation, presentation, and publication of results. In addition, he or she is expected to join research-related activities such as group meetings, departmental seminars, national/international meetings, as well as take part in routine work within our research team and help supervise students within the group. The candidate will also have some administrative tasks helping in managing the group.

Your profile

Highly motivated individuals with a Ph.D. or a qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate are encouraged to apply. We are seeking someone with at least 5 years of international post doctoral training in the field of immunology/vaccinology with documented productivity. Experience in cell processing, culture, flow cytometry and performing assays of antigen-specific T cell and B cell responses is required. Experience in cloning of antibodies is preferred. Experience with working with human cells and non-human primate models is a plus.

The successful applicant needs to have good communication skills in English and the ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

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. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group  of professor Karin Loré. The group consists of PhD students and post docs.


The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2854/2020
  • Karin Loré, +46 73 712 1551/
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 23.Jun.2020
Last application date 07.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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