Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for 1-2 Postdoctoral Researcher(s) (Scholarship) with an interest in Adoptive Cell Therapy and how it can be used as treatment. When joining our team, you will work in a research group conducting translational research, with an aim to improve cell therapy for patients with gynecological cancer or melanoma.


You would join the Stina Wickström/ Rolf Kiessling research team with a focus on improving existing and developing new novel T cell products used for adoptive cell therapy to treat patients with gynecological cancer or melanoma.


We are looking for 1-2 highly motivated person(s) with a strong background in immunology and tumor biology. The projects involve the development of human T cell technologies and evaluation of T cells from blood/tumor tissue from cancer patients, T cell repertoires and T cell function. The overall aim of the projects is to develop novel immunotherapies against cancer. Your daily work would include, primary cell culture, FACS analysis, functional T cell assays, sample collection etc.

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 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.

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


  • The applicant must show verified skills particularly in in tumor immunology and immunotherapy of cancer and methodological expertise with a focus on human cellular immunology research.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement.
  • The candidate should be self-motivated.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively and work within a team.

Location: Solna

The position will either be at Karolinska Insitutet or at Radiumhemmets forskningsfonder with an affiliation to Karolinska Insitutet.

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 current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system at the latest 28th February. 

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First day of employment Up on agreement
Salary semi anually
Reference number STÖD 2-491/2024
  • Stina Wickström,
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, Seko,
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, SACO,
Published 07.Feb.2024
Last application date 28.Feb.2024 11:59 PM CET

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