Karolinska Institutet (KI) is recruiting a veterinary anatomic pathologist to the core facility Unit for Morphological Phenotype Analysis (FENO).

KI is the dominant biomedical research organization in Sweden. Located at three different campuses and affiliated and associated with several hospitals, KI has a strong profile in both clinical and pre-clinical research. Laboratory animals are used by many research groups and new and modern animal facilities have recently been established at two of the campuses.

The FENO core facility
The Unit for Morphological Phenotype Analysis (FENO) was established as a competence and service facility for mouse pathology at KI in 2000. FENO has been instrumental in characterizing many new and important disease models in genetically engineered mice.

The increasing variety of mutant mice as potential models of disease mechanisms makes phenotypic analysis central for adequately describing the changes caused by genetic manipulation. Pathology is a major and integral part of the phenotyping process. The FENO service supports researchers with histopathology expertise and has its own histological laboratory. Advanced staining methods and state-of-the-art microscopes and imaging equipment including slide scanners and spectral fluorescent microscope are available on-site.

Position as Veterinary Pathologist
The KI core facility for morphologic phenotype analysis (FENO) is recruiting a veterinary anatomic pathologist (ECVP/ACVP board certified or –eligible/enrolled in a residency program) with experience and expertise in mouse pathology. The position is placed at the department of Laboratory Medicine, at the South Campus of KI.

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve as core veterinary pathologist for clients requesting this service, and as a knowledge resource for study planning with focus on histopathological analysis Perform the complex microscopic evaluation and interpretation of tissue sections from study animals and correlate these findings with in vivo and necropsy findings Author comprehensive pathology reports and image documentation Supervise necropsies and provide scientific guidance to necropsy technicians to ensure accuracy and compliance with protocols and standard operating procedures (SOP’s).

  • Communicate the significance of pathologic findings to study directors/principle investigators

For the right candidate who is interested in management, there is a possibility to serve as the head of the facility, lead and develop the facility.

Requirements and Qualifications

DVM/VMD degree or equivalent Formal pathology residency or graduate studies (i.e. MS, PhD) at an institution in which the training of veterinary pathologists is a primary function ECVP board certified or –eligible candidates preferred Experience in mouse pathology[BR1]  PhD is an advantage Verbal and written communication skills (English and Swedish) Personal qualities and suitability are important.

Application Process
An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, 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) References?

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

Further information:


Welcome to apply at the latest 21-06-17.

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

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2388/2021
  • Moustapha Hassan, moustapha.hassan@ki.se
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-52483286
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 18.May.2021
Last application date 30.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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