Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm offers a one-year scholarship and a post-doc position in one of our cancer research groups.

This call is directed to Ukrainian nationals who have a PhD in natural sciences/biology/medicine/engineering/bioinformatics.


There are two available positions:

(1) Characterisation of genomic, transcriptomic or methylation aberrations in cancer or lymphoma using gene panels or whole genome sequencing and/or analysis of cell-free DNA using droplet digital PCR, targeted gene panels or whole genome sequencing. Prior knowledge and practical experience in cancer genetics and molecular genetic techniques or in bioinformatics is a merit.


(2) Study of risk factors and preventive factors in oesophageal and gastric cancer using large cohort data from registries in the five Nordic countries. And/or study of factors that influence the recovery after surgery for oesophageal cancer based on patient-reported outcomes from 420 patients. Knowledge in medicine, healthcare, modern epidemiology and biostatistics is meriting.

Entry requirements

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years (in this case it´s a one-year scholarship) within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. 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) start date of the post doctoral education. 

Applicants must be able to communicate in English.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Solna

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

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

  • A complete curriculum vitae, 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 your research experience (max 500 words). If applicable, please include the following parts: Background, Aims, methods you have used, Results, Conclusions
  • A personal letter describing why you are suitable for this position and specify which of the projects you are applying for

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

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First day of employment according to agreement
Reference number STÖD 2-1412/2022
  • Emma Tham,
Union representative
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Virpi Töhönen, SACO,
Published 01.Apr.2022
Last application date 20.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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