Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The research group of Jonas Muhr is studying how stem cells are regulated in the brain and its derived tumours. One important focus of their research is to examine molecular mechanisms preventing stem cells from contributing to tumour growth. The Muhr group is addressing these questions at the protein and genome wide level as well as in orthotopic tumour models in mice. 

Your mission

The successful candidate will work together with members of the research group and examine gene regulatory networks controlling the activation of tumour suppressor responses in healthy and malignant brain stem cells. Apart from xenograft transplantations into mice the work will include molecular studies of stem cells in vitro

Your profile

We are currently looking for a highly motivated person. A successful candidate for this position should have a broad knowledge base in molecular biology and stem cell biology. It is essential that the candidate has documented experienced in performing functional studies in mice. Moreover, insights into bioinformatic analyses, such as next generation sequencing data analysis and quantitative modelling would be an asset. The candidate should have a PhD in stem cell biology, neurobiology or equivalent and has typically published significant scientific articles relating to this area of research. However, we stress research expertise when assessing applicants.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is the 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: Stockholm


An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • 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)
  • A letter of recommendation (1)
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
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3820/2020
  • Jonas Muhr, Professor,
Union representative
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-524 863 53
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
Published 14.Sep.2020
Last application date 13.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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