Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Join us at the department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institutet. 


The research group led by Martin Enge is specialized in methodology-driven analysis of patient data, especially in the field of single-cell multiomics. We combine cutting-edge method development with strong ties to the clinic, and aim to directly influence future clinical practice. 


The project combines basic research with method development and will be centered around creating a unified diagnostic method based on joint genomic/mRNA sequencing and physical cell interaction (see: Zachariadis et al. Mol. Cell 2020, Andrews et al. Nat. Methods 2021, Enge et al. Cell 2017), and to use this method to better understand cancer evolution and how subclones persist treatment and cause relapse. It is a strictly data driven approach, and your main role will be to develop the computational methods involved. The project involves working closely with clinical collaborators, and directly contribute to improving future precision medicine.

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.


  • We seek a highly motivated researcher with competence in computational biology.
  • The candidate should have a collaborative approach to research, and be capable of spearheading this highly collaborative project.
  • The ideal candidate has a strong foundation in computer science/computational biology. 


  • Specific experience in analyzing sequence-level data on single cell level, R/Bioconductor and Python/Tensorflow will be useful but is not a requirement.

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 current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system at the latest 4th March. 

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

First day of employment Up on agreement
Salary semi anually
Reference number STÖD 2-659/2024
  • Martin Enge,
Union representative
  • Helen Eriksson, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, Seko,
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, SACO,
Published 09.Feb.2024
Last application date 04.Mar.2024 11:59 PM CET

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