Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Immunology/Clinical Genetics

Stockholm, Sweden
15 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet,

The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of 6 divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research. The department is one of the largest departments of education at Karolinska Institutet.


The division of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine at the Department of Labortory Medicine of the Karolinska Institutet has a wide interest in immunogenetics (including gene transcription, gene regulation, genetics of primary immunodeficiencies and haematological malignancies) and immunotherapy.


The applicant will be joining the research group of professor Lennart Hammarström and mainly work on immunogenetics in patients with primary immunodeficiency – identifying mutations in immunodeficiency genes and also define novel causative genes and work this up functionally using state of the art multiomic strategies (including single cell assays with combined epigenetic/transcriptomic/proteomic tools).

Our group has access to a large patient material (primary immunodeficiency patients) and collaborates with a large number of similar centers around the world. We publish 20-30, well cited (current h-index 86), papers per year in renowened journals.

Entry requirements and qualifications

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. The applicants should have a solid background in molecular biology or medicine. Practical laboratory experience is essential, especially in the following areas: genetics, epigenetics, transcriptomics and proteomics.

In addition, excellent proficiency in both spoken and written English is highly desired.

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)

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employment    Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type    Full time
First day of employment    Enligt övernskommelse
Salary    Månadslön
Number of positions    1
Working hours    100 %
City    Huddinge
County    Stockholms län
Country    Sweden
Reference number    2-6374/2018
Contact    Lennart Hammarström, 08-5240000
Union representative    

  • Emilie Hultin, Annica Lindkvist, SACO, 08-5240000
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-5240000
  • Karin Olsson, SEKO, 08-5240000

Published    14.Nov.2018
Last application date    30.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET