Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Prof. Le Blanc group at Karolinska Institute is seeking a postdoctoral scientist for studies focusing on the immunomodulatory properties of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). The research spans from answering both basic science questions to analysing samples from patients receiving MSC therapy as treatment of immune related diseases.

Our group is devoted to establishing adoptive transfer of MSCs as an Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product (ATMP) and in understanding MSC mode of action in humans. The interaction of MSCs with adaptive and innate immune cells is central in our research.

Our laboratory provides a stimulating and scientifically rigorous translational environment for scientific growth and fosters the independent careers of postdoctoral trainees. Our research is published in reputed scientific journals. The Prof. Le Blanc lab is part of a vibrant research community at ANA Futura and the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Flemingsberg.

Your mission

- Investigating MSC mode of action with focus of biomarkers and MSC interactions with immune cells.
- Optimisation of ATMP MSC production for clinical use
- Planning and conducting experiments
- Presenting and publishing the results
- Help in writing grant applications to finance and develop the project
- Supervision of students

Your profile

  • PhD with a background in cell and molecular biology and immunology. Previous postdoc experience is a merit.
  • Significant technical expertise in cell cultivation, protein expression and flow cytometry.
  • Experience studying cytokines particularly interferons and/or interleukins.
  • Evidence of productivity from publications in peer-reviewed journals originating from PhD or postdoctoral work.
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English.
  • Excellent collaborative skills, self-motivation and creativity.

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.

We welcome your own project ideas.

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.

Location: Flemingsberg/ KI South



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)

Welcome to apply at the latest 28 February 2021.

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 Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-602/2021
  • Katarina Le Blanc,
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Emilie Hultin, Annica Lindkvist, SACO, 08-524 832 86, 08-524 837 46
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 04.Feb.2021
Last application date 10.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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