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The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet in Solna conducts research and teaching in immunology, infectious biology, cell biology and cancer. Our keywords are interdisciplinary, clinically based basic research and national and international cooperation

The Coquet group is looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to study the role of the immune system in responses to allergy and cancer. The Coquet group is particular focused on CD4 T helper cells and their differentiation into effector cells from naïve precursors. We have previously used single cell RNA-Sequencing and multi-parameter flow cytometric approaches to study the response of T helper cells in allergy in great detail. The group typically uses small animal models to mimic human disease although clinical and translational projects are also underway. We are increasingly interested in the role of T helper cells in cancer, where their role is more ambiguous.

The postdoctoral applicant would aim to improve our fundamental understanding of the role that T helper cells play in health and disease. The applicant is expected to be able to run multidisciplinary projects and to work in team environments. The applicant will be responsible for studies in small animal models and subsequent analysis of the immune response using various common and novel techniques. The applicant should also aim to drive the research forward in new directions and take the initiative in project planning, experimentation and documentation of research. Departmental seminars and laboratory meetings should be regularly attended by the applicant.

Entry requirements
The group is looking for a highly motivated and ambitious post-doctoral researcher. The candidate is expected to be organized and able to work independently. Experience in small animal models of disease, in particular in models of disease affecting the lungs is of benefit. An interest in T helper cell biology and an understanding of broader immunological and inflammatory processes in the settings of cancer and allergy would favorable. Experience with fluorescence microscopy and good scientific writing and communication skills are assets.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. 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) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Solna

Type of scholarship
The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

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

  • A complete curriculum vitae, 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)

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

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Salary Stipend
Reference number STÖD 2-4366/2020
  • Jonathan Coquet,
Union representative
  • SACO,
  • Henry Wölling SEKO,
  • Gunnel Brolin,
Published 09.Oct.2020
Last application date 22.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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