Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Do you want to explore hematopoiesis from a unique perspective with the latest single-cell technologies? Then you should join our team working at the intersection of experimental and computational biology.

Your mission

Your mission is to decipher normal and malignant hematopoiesis with focus on mast cell differentiation. The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaborations with clinical departments as well as national and international research groups. Key technologies applied to primary samples from healthy subjects and patients with mast cell-related hematologic diseases include FACS sorting, cell fate assays, single-cell omics, and methods to genetically manipulate cells, such as CRISPR-Cas9.

Your profile

The research in Dahlin’s lab is experimental and computational in nature. We are currently looking to recruit a person with a strong wet lab background. Experience with FACS, library preparation for sequencing, and techniques to genetically manipulate cells is an advantage. You are curious and you want to contribute to shaping your own postdoc experience, including your projects. You also need to be organized and keep detailed records of data and experiments.

You need to demonstrate a strong ability to lead projects independently and show excellent teamwork and cooperation skills, as you will work in a dynamic group of scientists with different areas of expertise. Proven ability to write scientific articles and orally present results is required. Excellent communication skills in English are necessary, as the group has an extensive network of international collaborations.

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 assistant professor Joakim Dahlin. The team consists of the PI as well as one experimental and one computational doctoral student. Dahlin’s group belong to the Division of Allergy and Immunology, with several groups working in the field of immunology or with mast cell-related research. Several projects are performed in collaboration with physicians and researchers at Karolinska University Hospital.


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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 2-5675/2020
  • Joakim Dahlin,
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 17.Dec.2020
Last application date 17.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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