The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) is a department with a strong focus on basic science. CMB conducts research and education in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, cancer and infection biology.

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Thomas Perlmann at the department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Karolinska Institutet. The lab is located at Biomedicum, a new research building with excellent infrastructure and world leading research in many areas of biomedical science.

The lab’s focus is on the development and maintenance of dopamine neurons within the ventral midbrain. We are unraveling the signaling and transcriptional regulation that govern the specification, differentiation and maintenance of these cells. The studies have relevance for regenerative medicine and neurodegeneration in relation to Parkinson’s disease and other brain disorders. We are using mouse genetics and other methods including single cell RNA sequencing in our studies. In collaborative projects we also focus on regenerative strategies such as stem cell therapy, and on the maintenance of dopamine neurons in the human brain.


A postdoctoral position is now open in projects devoted to questions concerning the development and subtype specification of dopamine neurons, and mechanisms underlying aging and dopamine neuron maintenance.

Entry requirements

The applicant should be a highly motivated individual who can collaborate and function well in a team. We are looking for an individual with a PhD in neuroscience, stem cells or developmental biology, and with skills preferably in more than one of the following areas: human embryonic stem cells, single cell RNA-sequencing and bioinformatics, mouse genetics, and histological methods. Previous experience with mouse animal work is also desirable and appropriate certificate for mouse animal work (FELASA C or equivalent) is a merit. Excellent English oral and writing skills is a requirement.

Location: Stockholm

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

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 According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4356/2020
  • Thomas Perlmann, Professor,
Union representative
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-524 863 53
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
Published 08.Oct.2020
Last application date 15.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

Tillbaka till lediga jobb