The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including aging, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 250 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Your mission

The group of professor Janne Johansson is seeking a post-doc for one year studies of molecular chaperone mechanisms related to inhibition of amyloid toxicity as well as non-fibrillar protein aggregation, . The work is focused on design and execution of experimental biochemical and biophysical studies and require a high degree of independence and ability to collaborate with other research groups.

This position is for one year.


Strong experience of recombinant protein expression and purification, spectroscopic methods like CD and fluorescence correlation measurements, and electron microscopy analyses is required. Practical experience of work with molecular chaperones is a strong merit. Good ability to communicate in written and spoken English, strong innovative drive and collaborative competence are required.

Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

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.

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.


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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 25 November 2020

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
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4580/2020
  • Janne Johansson, Professor and PI, +46 70 345 70 48
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-524 810 12
  • Chandrashekar Bangalore Revanna , SACO, +46-73-083 98 85
Published 11.Nov.2020
Last application date 25.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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