Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several units that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.

Your mission

A post doc positions is now open for a scientist with a strong background in virology and/or metabolic research. The project focuses on understanding how cytomegalovirus (CMV) alters cellular metabolism and changes in immunometabolism. The major aim of this work is to understand, in mechanistic terms, how CMV subverts the normal metabolism to the Warburg effect for purpose of controlling latency and reactivation mechanisms and how this virus affects immunometabolism to control this process. These studies will involve cell and molecular biology and virology approaches as well as utilization of methods to assess metabolic changes in cells and include analyses of immune cell phenotypes, in human cell cultures.

Your profile

The applicant should have a strong background in virology, cell biology or metabolic research. This project will in particular involve studies of CMV, wherefore previous work with CMV is of high merit. Likewise, competence and experience from studies of cellular metabolism is also of high merit for the position.

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 division of Microbial Pathogenesis, Cellular and Molecular Immunology group. The work is conducted in Karolinska University Hospital research building, BioClinicum, which has excellent infrastructure for research.

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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 2-1563/2021
  • Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér, Professor, +46-8-517 79896 or
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 06.Apr.2021
Last application date 02.May.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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