Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi

Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC has about 430 active employees, including 100 PhD students, 50 postdoctoral researchers and 26 professors. Key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, translational, national and international collaborations.


The CTMR started in January 2016 as a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) and Ferring Pharmaceuticals. The center builds on a deep understanding of translational microbiome research and has established a broad technical, biological, clinical and epidemiological platform for studying complex microbiological communities in well-defined human materials. A part of the infrastructure at Karolinska Institutet is established within the Clinical Genomics facility at SciLifeLab with access to high-throughput next-generation sequencing capacity. The collaboration forms a solid foundation for understanding the contribution of the microbiome to normal physiology and pathophysiology and opens opportunities for development of novel therapies to address gastroenterology, reproductive health and neonatology.

The Center aims at creating a scientific translational environment with a broad interdisciplinary approach to the interface between clinical epidemiology and the microbiological, immunological and genetic aspects of the human microbiome and its association to health and disease.


The candidate is expected to play strong roles in scientific hypothesis, experimentations, data analysis, presentation of results and manuscript preparation. The candidate will work on several projects regarding phage therapy and microbiota in women health. These projects involve a range of microbiology and molecular biology techniques, including bacterial phages experiments, microbiota culture and analysis, especially in women infections and health field.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. The term can be extended under special circumstances.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow who have a strong interest in microbiota and related research. Previous research experience related to both women health and bacterial phage therapy are required as an advantage for our projects. In addition, tumor biology and microbiota skills are considered as an advantage. The applicant should have good communication skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team of researchers. Emphasis will be placed on personal ability and previous experience of laboratory work. Excellent ability to express themselves in speech and writing, including scientific writing in English is a requirement.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. 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
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-786/2017
  • Lars Engstrand, professor, lars.engstrand@ki.se
Union representative
  • Daisy Hjelmqvist, daisy.hjelmqvist@ki.se
  • Nasrin Bavand-Chobot, OFR, Nasrin.Bavand@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 13.Feb.2017
Last application date 15.Feb.2017 11:59 PM CET

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