Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Dental Medicine works with research and education within dental medicine and medicine with clinical training sites for future dental surgeons. The research side has three major focuses – Infection & Immunology, Clinical Odontology & Diagnostics, and Orofacial Neurosciences. We offer a top international learning and research environment for researchers, students, technical and administrative personnel. In KI´s new ANA Futura laboratory we are creating a leading translational integrated research environment equipped for cutting-edge research, where the boundaries between departments and clinics are torn down and researchers collaborate on the basis of common research profiles.


Margaret Sällberg Chen’s research group - Unit for Oral Diagnostics and Surgery

Your mission

This postdoctoral research position is immediately available in the research group of Dr. Margaret Sällberg Chen. The position is for a scientist with background in disease conditions associated with dysfunctionality in host immunity and/or oral-gut microbiota. The candidate will be part of a research team that aims at understanding new mechanistic insights of in patients diagnosed with conditions related to pancreatic and liver cancer development. The work comprises monitoring of immunological, microbiome dynamics using clinical speciments, including the latest 3-D microfluidic models to understand the impact of microbiota in cancer including immunotherapy. Disease-specific markers will be investigated to develop diagnostic methods and individualized therapeutic strategies to improve human health.

The post doctoral fellows to be recruited to the project will be part of a multidisciplinary team and are expected to take active part in collaborative efforts, in line with the overall aims of this project. The studies will require methodological skills - from handling of human biopsy/biofluid to cell sorting, and/or microbiology/molecular biology assays related to microbiome sequencing analysis. The project is suitable for highly motivated researchers in molecular life sciences, especially those who have already knowledge of NGS bioinformatics workflow and resources.

Your profile

To qualify the applicant must hold a doctoral degree or a foreign qualification equivalent to a doctorate. A PhD in life science or medical science on molecular biology, microbiology, or infection immunology is preferred. In addition to methodological skills, proven interactive experiences with clinical and bioinformatics collaborators is also required. He or she should have excellent organisational competence, writing and presentation skills. Applicants must have excellent communication skills in English.

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.


Your career continues here




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 2021-06-13

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 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2745/2021
  • Anneli Korsheden, HR-partner, 08-52488170
  • Margaret Sällberg Chen, Research Group Leader , 08-524 881 25
Union representative
  • Johanna Karro, ST/OFR , 08-524 888 01
  • Nikolaos Christidis,SACO, 070-037 49 67
Published 04.Jun.2021
Last application date 13.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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