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The Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC has about 430 active employees, including 100 PhD students, 50 postdoctoral researchers and 26 professors.


We are seeking a motivated and ambitious immunologist at the post-doctoral level to work in the team of Assistant Professor Pia Dosenovic at MTC. The team studies B cell-mediated immunity with a focus on questions related to vaccine development.


The project aims to study the regulation and function of B cell responses to clinically relevant viral antigens, with the goal to gain insights in how to design future vaccines that induce optimal protection against viral infections. The team has established genetically modified mouse models and immunogens that can be used to evaluate these questions. In addition to taking the lead and advancing the specific research project(s), it is expected that the candidate contributes to common lab duties and supervises research students.

Entry requirements

To be qualified for employment as a post-doctoral fellow, a doctorate degree (PhD), or equivalent scientific degree, is required. For the current position, candidates with a PhD in immunology and a documented experience with mouse studies, multicolour flow-cytometry and single cell analysis will be prioritized. Experience in bioinformatics is considered valuable but not a requirement. The candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic and have good communicational skills. The candidate should be used to working in a team-oriented manner as well as working independently. Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement.

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
Reference number STÖD 2-90/2021
  • Pia Dosenovic,
Union representative
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 11.Jan.2021
Last application date 31.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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