Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the group of Professor Johan Sandberg as a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on projects concerning the immunobiology of Mucosa-associated Invariant T (MAIT) cells in the context of viral infections. The research group is based at CIM, a nationally leading and internationally competitive environment for studies of the human immune system in the context of infectious diseases. CIM is located within the Department of Medicine Huddinge the Karolinska Institutet ANA Futura research facilities in Flemingsberg.

Your mission

The project will be focused on the anti-microbial responses and functions of human MAIT cells to help understand the role of these cells in health and disease. The candidate will work closely together with Professor Johan Sandberg, focusing on human MAIT cell immunology and the immunopathogenesis of infectious diseases.

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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.

Applicants must have relevant university education and hold a PhD degree in immunology and experience with studies of human T cell responses. We are looking for a person with significant experience with multiparameter flow cytometry analysis and sorting, work with human T lymphocytes, and with viral infections. Good cooperation, independence, communication skills and computer skills are required. Knowledge of Karolinska Institutet's databases (KLARA and ELN) is favorable. Good knowledge in written and spoken English is required.

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.





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 8/12 2021.

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
First day of employment 2022-01-12
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Flemingsberg
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-5171/2021
  • Johan Sandberg,
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Mari Giljam, OFR,
  • Elisabeth Henriksson, OFR,
Published 25.Nov.2021
Last application date 08.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET
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