Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

In our laboratory, we work on contributing to human health. We focus on head and neck and childhood cancer. We focus on identifying biomarkers with a prognostic and for targeted therapy. We also examine sensitivity of tumour and tumour cell lines to targeted therapy.

Your mission

You need to be technically highly skilled and be able to establish cell lines from tumours, cultivate cell lines with and without feeder layers. You need to be able to perform viability, proliferation, apoptosis and cytotoxicity tests. Be skilled in preparing DNA, RNA and be familiar with the bead based multiplex assay. Perform clonogenic assays. Additionally, skills in performing protein extractions and western blot would be beneficial. You need to be able to write scientific manuscripts independently, and perform complicated statistical analysis. Previous experience with head and neck and childhood tumours will be favourable.

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.

It is a benefit if you are familiar with the human papillomavirus field, be skilled in cell culture as indicated above and establishing cell lines from tumour cells. Theoretical and practical knowledge regarding how to perform viability, proliferation, apoptosis and cytotoxicity tests. Likewise be skilled in many laboratory techniques as specified above is necessary. You need to be able to write scientific manuscripts independently, and perform complicated statistical analysis. Since we are working in a group with many nationalities you need to flexible and easy going and be qualified in communicating orally and in writing in English.

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.

Our laboratory is located at Bioclinicum, Department of Oncology-Patholgoy, Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital Stockholm/Solna.

Department of Oncology-Pathology

Tina Dalianis


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 2020-09-22.

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 longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3751/2020
  • Tina Dalianis, 08-51772764,
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR, 08-524 823 38
  • Andreas Lundqvist, SACO, 08-517 768 84
Published 09.Sep.2020
Last application date 22.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CET

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