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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. MTC has about 230 employees and about 140 other researchers affiliated with the department. Our keywords are interdisciplinary, clinically based basic research and national and international cooperation. We are now looking for a postdoc to the group of Marie Arsenian Henriksson


Your mission as a postdoc is to bring new knowledge and lead high quality research projects from the design and performance to publication. The projects are to be carried out in collaboration with the project team and other group members. You are expected to use of models of human cancer such as patient- derived tumor cells, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), PDX (patient derived xenografts) and mouse models of cancer for drug development. The projects are multidisciplinary. Network interactions
with clinical and biotechnology disciplines are desirable.

The project is based on studying the interaction between lipid metabolism and neural differentiation. Please see Ribeiro et al, Cell Reports 16, 2016; Dzieran et al, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 115, 2018; Oliynyk et al, iScience 21, 2019.

Entry requirements

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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First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Scholarship
Reference number STÖD 2-5344/2020
  • Marie Arsenian Henriksson,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
Published 08.Dec.2020
Last application date 18.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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