Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The successful applicant will join the Division for Immunology and Allergy at the Department of Medicine, Solna. The division performs top quality research on different aspect of allergy, immunology, and autoimmune diseases.

Your mission

The successful candidate will work on the projects related to the biology on innate-like T cells (their antigen specificities and functions) as well as on the humoral immune responses to vaccination and infection. The candidate is expected to learn and take part in experimental design, experimentation, presentation, and publication of results. In addition, he or she is expected to join research-related activities such as group meetings, departmental seminars, national/international meetings, as well as take part in routine work within our research team and help supervise students within the group. The candidate will also have some administrative tasks helping in managing the group.

Eligibility requirements

Successful applicants must have PhD in biomedical sciences and several years of experience working both on innate-like T cells and on humoral immune responses evidenced by prominent publication record in both fields.

To be eligible for employment as a Research Specialist, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated research expertise as well as have documented research experience after defending their doctoral dissertation.

Assessment criteria

 The main assessment criteria will be:

  • Experience studying both the biology of innate-like lymphocytes and regulation of humoral immunity
  • Quality of first and co-first author publications in these research areas
  • History of attracting research funding (e.g. postdoctoral fellowship)

Has several years of experience of working both on biology of innate-like T cells and regulation of B cell immune responses. Has history of publications in both subject areas of the team. Has extensive experience with advanced microscopy, flow cytometry (including RNA flow cytometry, proliferation and apoptosis assays, ex vivo detection of antigen-specific T and B cells) and in vivo cell transfer models.

The successful applicant needs to have good communication skills in English and the ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.[

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within The Division of Immunology and Allergy has 5 active research group. A range of preclinical as well as clinical studies in allergy, infections and immune modulation are being conducted within the division. This position in now open in Professor Karin Loré’s group ( ) that studies immune responses to vaccination and infection.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.



We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

The application must be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment omg
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2039/2022
  • Taras Kreslavskiy,
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 09.May.2022
Last application date 22.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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