Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist in projects investigating the mechanisms of allergic disease, elucidating the immune response to allergen molecules, with focus on severe food and respiratory allergy. Our objectives are to improve diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases as well as to increase the understanding of their underlying mechanisms. We have an inspiring and interactive research environment with many national and international colleagues. Excellent laboratory facilities and well-characterized patient materials are available.

Your mission

The successful candidate will work with a broad range of immunological techniques, protein and antibody derived assays, flow cytometry and cell-based systems. Previous experience of molecular allergology is a great advantage. The postdoctoral researcher will take part in planning and conducting research studies, including data management, statistical analyses and manuscript writing. Furthermore, good collaboration skills and capacity to independently develop the research area are needed.

Your profile

You have a PhD degree in biomedical sciences and documented experience of working within the field of allergy. You are well acquainted with immunological techniques such as ELISA, Western, cell culture and FACS. Experience in single cell sequencing and data analysis is a great advantage. The candidate should furthermore have good skills in statistical methods, e.g SPSS. Previous experience of clinically oriented studies in allergy is mandatory. You have a strong competence in running projects independently and formulate new hypotheses and critically examine the results. Furthermore, you have proven ability to write peer-reviewed scientific articles in the area of research and to orally present results (documented by e.g. participation in international meetings). You have excellent knowledge in English, including scientific writing and communication, as the group and work environment is international with 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 Marianne Van Hage. 

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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 2-827/2021
  • Marianne Van Hage,
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 15.Feb.2021
Last application date 14.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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