The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including aging, Alzheimer, bioorganic chemistry, biomaterial, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, immunology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 250 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in Neo at Campus Flemingsberg, a biomedical research building, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The position will be placed in the laboratory of Professor Eckardt Treuter which conducts pre-clinical research at the crossroads between epigenomics, metabolism, inflammation and disease. The laboratory is located at the Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, an excellent international research environment performing research in key areas of biomedical science.

Your mission

Duties will involve experimental research activities that aim to fully characterize the role of inflammatory enhancers in macrophages. The postdoc will additionally contribute to other projects within the group and within collaborations.

Specific duties will include:

  • Experimental manipulation of mouse and human macrophages.
  • ChIP/RNA/ATAC-sequencing and bioinformatics analysis.
  • CRISPR/Cas-9 gene editing.
  • IP-MS proteomics.
  • Enhancer characterization and modulation.
  • Methods to monitor 3D chromatin structure.
  • Preparation of manuscripts and grant applications.
  • Organization of multiple collaborations.
  • Supervision of master and PhD students.

Your profile

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.

Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as molecular medicine, molecular biology or immunology. Prior experience in state-of-the-art epigenomics techniques, macrophage biology and manipulation is required and must be documented by significant publications. Fluency in English is required. We are looking for an excellent team player with interpersonal skills, organized, efficient, and flexible in dealing with unpredictability and changes. Emphasis will be placed on scientific and personal suitability.

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


An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • 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.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

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 2-896/2021
  • Eckardt Treuter, Professor, +46-8-524 810 60
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-524 810 12
  • Henry Wölling, SECO, +46-8-524 840 80
  • Chandrashekar Bangalore Revanna, SACO, +46-73-083 98 85
Published 22.Feb.2021
Last application date 08.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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