Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Sundling Research Team focuses on understanding the immune response to different pathogens with the aim to find biomarkers to better distinguish them on a molecular level. We are now recruiting a postdoctoral researcher who will focus on biomarker discovery in samples from individuals with or without infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb). The studies involve bioinformatic analysis of different types of immunological datasets, with a focus on data integration and biomarker discovery. The studies are based on well characterized cohorts recruited in Sweden and via collaborators.

Your mission

The postdoctoral researcher will investigate immunological signatures associated with Mtb infection status. The project will include analysis and visualization of large datasets and potential integration of different types of data. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in all parts of the projects, ranging from generating own research ideas, some laboratory work, data analysis, supervision of students, statistical analysis, and writing scientific publications.

Your profile

The candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent to a Swedish doctoral degree in the field of biomedicine or bioinformatics. The applicant should have knowledge and practical experience of bioinformatic analysis of immunological datasets, using R. It is advantageous if the candidate also has previous experience of working with infectious diseases and especially Mtb.

The group is seeking a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral researcher. The candidate is expected to be organized and able to work independently. The project is pursued in an interdisciplinary environment with collaboration with several international research groups, and good collaborative skills are a requirement. Fluency in English is mandatory.

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 Christopher Sundling (, which is based at the new research laboratories at BioClinicum on the Karolinska University Hospital site in Solna.

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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 Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-549/2021
  • Christopher Sundling,
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 03.Feb.2021
Last application date 28.Feb.2021 11:59 PM CET

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