Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

In Christofer Juhlin´s group the focus is on molecular investigations of endocrine tumors

Your mission

Ready to take your next career step with us? We are looking for a highly talented PhD with a strong passion for cancer research. In our team, you will develop your laboratory, analytical and supervising skills, working in a clinically oriented team focusing on patient benefit. You will join a dedicated group of preclinical and clinical researchers focusing on the molecular etiology of endocrine tumors and tumor-like conditions, including lesions of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, in addition to neuroendocrine neoplasia from various anatomical sites.

The employment as Assistant Professor is time limited for 4 years with the right to apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer.

Eligibility requirements

Those eligible for employment as an Assistant Professor are individuals who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence no more than five years prior to the expiry of the application period for the position as assistant professor.

Those who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence earlier may however be considered if special grounds exist. 

Special grounds refer to:

  • parental leave,
  • positions of trust in trade union organizations
  • mandatory service in the total defense forces
  • long-term illness
  • general medical internship (maximum 24 months)
  • specialist medical residency for clinically active professionals (maximum 24 months).

Ground, dates and extent must be clearly specified in the application and verified with relevant documentation.

Bases of assessment

Scientific expertise will be the most important aspect when assessing applicants for this position.

As an Assistant Professor in our laboratory, you will be assigned projects related to specific molecular aberrancies driving thyroid and adrenal tumors. You are expected to 1) master conventional laboratory techniques such as Sanger sequencing, quantitative real-time PCR and protein-based analyses (Western blotting and immunohistochemistry), 2) exhibit knowledge regarding functional experimentation in cell lines and cancer-related functional studies such as assays targeting viability, apoptosis and migration/invasion, 3) master various visualization software for biological processes such as BioRender, R, Loupe and Rosalind, 4) act as a senior researcher in projects run in collaboration with state-of-the-art core facilities, 5) supervise research students, PhD candidates and postdocs in all aspects of research activities, and 6) support the educational network at the department through lectures and seminars related to your research field.

The applicant has obtained 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 date of employment. Expertise in experimental molecular research regarding endocrine neoplasia and scientific publications in the field is highly meritorious, especially thyroid cancer. Moreover, knowledge regarding the following specific biological properties is also considered beneficial to the application; a) thyroid tumor genetics, b) dysregulation of micro-RNA processing in human neoplasia, c) regulation of iodine transport in thyroid cells and d) pre- and postoperative diagnostic markers in thyroid cancer. A completed postdoctoral period is also considered meritorious, especially if conducted in an internationally esteemed endocrine neoplasia laboratory. Since research is based on communication, we particularly value socially adept applicants who have previous experience from working in different countries. The applicant must be fluent in English.

What do we offer?

A creative, international and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Here, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. Choose to work at KI – Ten reasons why 

Location: Solna

Christofer Juhlin


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.

Welcome to apply at the latest March 23rd 2023.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system

Particular assessment for promotion to Senior Lecturer

An Assistant Professor employed in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4 Section 12a shall be promoted to Senior Lecturer if he or she is eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer in accordance with the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet and is assessed to be suitable for such employment in accordance with the assessment criteria that KI has decided should be applied when being promoted to Senior Lecturer. The assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet that was valid at the time of appointment as Assistant Professor will be applied when applying for promotion to Senior Lecturer. Current assessment criteria is found here. Such promotion results in a permanent position as Senior Lecturer.

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

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-05-01
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1083/2023
  • Christofer Juhlin, MD, PhD, team leader, ,
Union representative
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, Saco,
  • Henry Wölling, Seko,
  • Helen Eriksson,OFR,
Published 09.Mar.2023
Last application date 23.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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