Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Do you want to grow as a researcher and develop your own ideas? We can provide a dynamic research environment with the possibility to collaborate between groups and disciplines in order to deepen our knowledge on the role of inflammation in cancer progression.

Your mission

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to study cancer-associated inflammation and its role in cancer development and progression. The research is centered around inhibition of prostaglandin E2 in tumor in vivo- and in vitro models and understanding of resulting molecular events. The candidate will be responsible for planning and performing in vitro and in vivo experiments. We are looking for a person with strong competence in running projects independently but also having good abilities for teamwork and cooperation. Besides working on existing projects, the candidate will also be encouraged to write grants to start their own project.

Your profile

The applicant should have a solid background in cellular or molecular biology. The applicants need to have documented experience with cell culture work and in performing functional studies in cancer mouse models. Previous experience in writing ethical permit applications is meritorious. Hands-on experience in work with 3D tumor models, fluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemical analysis, cell sorting and quantitative PCR analysis is meriting for the position. The applicants should demonstrate excellent ability to write and speak English.

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.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group of Per-Johan Jakobsson. The research group works with inflammation in autoimmune diseases and cancer

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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)

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 Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-5269/2020
  • Karin Larsson, 0709-391427
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 04.Jan.2021
Last application date 31.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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