Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for an ambitious postdoc with a solid background in IL-6, hantavirus and BSL-3 laboratory skills to join our team. The Klingström group studies the mechanisms behind hantavirus pathogenesis. We focus on the capacity of hantaviruses to affect normal cell signaling and functions, especially cell death, immune and inflammatory responses.

Your mission

Our mission is to generate a better understanding of the details of hantavirus-induced pathogenesis to aid in the development of specific treatment of patients. In particular, the postdoc will continue the line of investigations analyzing how hantaviruses impact inflammation and endothelial cell barrier permeability, utilizing both in vitro experiments in BSL2/3-laboratories and multicolor flow cytometry of patient material.

The postdoc will be a part of the Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM), Karolinska Institutet, which is a nationally leading and internationally competitive center for human translational immunology and infectious diseases research. The center consists of approximately 25 graduate students and 25 postdocs organized around 15 independent research groups.

Your profile

The candidate must hold a PhD equivalent to a Swedish doctoral degree in the field of virology and/or immunology. The candidate must fully master multidimensional flow cytometry analysis, as well as be highly experienced in in vitro hantavirus and endothelial cell infectious experiments in BSL3-laboratory. Experience in biomarker analysis and in vitro culturing of primary human cells is a requirement, as is basic functional in vitro assessments of cell functions such as permeability, stainings, immunofluorescence microscopy  etc. The candidate should have a strong publication track-record. The candidate should be selfmotivated, have good communications skills and a proven ability to interact effectively and work productively in an interdisciplinary team. Fluency in English is a requirement.

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.


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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)

Welcome to apply at the latest 2020-05-11.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.


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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2099/2021
  • Jonas Klingström, jonas.klingströ
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Mari Giljam, OFR,
  • Elisabeth Henriksson, OFR,
Published 28.Apr.2021
Last application date 11.May.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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