Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for a highly motivated research specialist interested in mitochondrial biology. Our research aims at identifying the molecular consequences of metabolic derangements, by understanding how mitochondria function within the metabolic system. For this, we use model systems, ranging from patient-derived samples, reprogrammed neuroepithelial stems cells to genetically modified animal models.

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The research group

The Wredenberg group is part of the Division of Molecular Metabolism at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics at the Karolinska Institute. The division aims at understanding the regulation of mitochondrial function in health and disease. The laboratory offers an outstanding research environment for basic and translational research with a close association to the Centre for Inherited Metabolic Diseases (CMMS) at Karolinska University Hospital.

Research at the division aims at understanding the regulation of mtDNA expression, using both molecular and structural approaches, study the role mitochondrial metabolism in neurodegeneration and cancer biology, as well as diagnose patients with inherited metabolic diseases. For more information, please visit:

Your mission

The work will focus on studies of rescue mechanism of mitochondrial dysfunction and the accumulation of mtDNA mutations.

Eligibility requirements

Applications are invited from individuals of the highest calibre with a Ph.D. degree.

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

A strong background in molecular and mitochondrial biology and/or metabolism is essential. Comprehension in mouse and/or Drosophila genetics is preferred, but not required. Experience in handling large data and bioinformatic skill is meriting. A working knowledge of the English language is required. Personal suitability is of great importance when evaluating the applicants. 

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.

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. 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 benefits through our collective agreement.

Biomedicum, Solna




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 21st of February. 

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 Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-595/2024
  • Anna Wredenberg,
Union representative
  • Anurupa Nagchowdhury, OFR,
  • Helin Norberg, SACO,
Published 05.Feb.2024
Last application date 21.Feb.2024 11:59 PM CET

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