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Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Laboratory Medicine Huddinge/Division of Pathology.

Department of Laboratory Medicine Huddinge/Division of Pathology (LABMED) consists of 7 divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological research. The department is one of the largest departments of education at Karolinska Institutet.

To be a postdoctoral researcher means to devote oneself to research. This position includes supervision of students, teaching, and administrative duties. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join the group of Associate Professor Dhifaf Sarhan as a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on projects concerning the sex-immune dimorphism in the tumor microenvironment of solid tumors. The position is based at ANA Futura at Karolinska Institutet, Flmingsberg Campus. Through collaborations with clinicians and core facilities, basic and translational researchers, we have access to new world-class unique infrastructure for developing new therapeutic strategies and studying the efficacy and safety of novel treatments in a translational setting and later in clinical trials.

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We invite applications from outstanding Ph.D., MD, or MD/Ph.D., candidates with a strong background and profound knowledge in oncology-immunology, immunology, or immunotherapy. We are interested in individuals with a good track-record in the mentioned fields. The candidate should be creative, highly motivated, and aims to establish world-leading research with a clear focus on the field of immunotherapy against cancer impacting potential clinical values and patient outcomes.

A successful applicant will preferably start during the fall of 2024 but the timing and details of the position are open for discussion. The scholarship as a postdoc is limited to 1 year with a possibility for extension for one year.

Entry requirements

Successful candidates should have experience in all of the following areas:

  •  Human cell/tissue processing and culturing techniques
  • Advanced flow cytometry
  • Microscopy and image analysis 


  •  Viral transduction and CRISPR
  • R program
  • RNA-seq and data analysis
  • Protein analysis

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden.

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.

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

Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. Cover letter


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First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Scholarship
Reference number STÖD 2-2529/2024
  • Dhifaf Sarhan Division Head at Pathology,
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR , 08-58582665
  • Annica Lindkvist, SACO ,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO ,
Published 14.Jun.2024
Last application date 05.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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