Postdoctoral Researcher in Human T Cell Immunology

Huddinge, Sweden
22 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Medicine/Center for Infectious Medicine(CIM)

The Department of Medicine at Huddinge comprises seven units, three research centers and, around 70 independent research groups. The Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM) is a research unit within the Department of Medicine Huddinge with a focus on translational studies of the human immune system and infection-immunity in humans. CIM has since its inauguration in 2002 rapidly grown and gained national and international recognition. The vision is to become one of the leading translational research centers within immunity and infectious diseases in Europe.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the group of Assistant Professor Marcus Buggert as a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on a project concerning the immunobiology of T cells in tissues.
The project will be focused on understanding what role tissue resident memory T cells (TRMs) play in health and HIV disease. Specifically, the candidate will determine what unique functions that are linked to efficient HIV-specific TRM responses and also assess the degree of viral reservoirs in TRMs. The research project will be in collaboration with domestic and international researchers and clinicians – therefore longer periods might be spent abroad.

The present position is based on new funding available immediately. If several highly qualified candidates are identified we may opt to hire two Postdoctoral Researchers.

Entry requirements

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

The applicant should hold a PhD in Immunology. The position requires experience with multiparameter flow cytometry and work with human lymphocytes. In addition, we believe that the successful candidate will have a strong background in studies of the immunobiology of human T cells. Experience of sequencing techniques (such RNA-seq), bioinformatics, virology and tissue biology will also be considered as merits. Applicants should have first author publications in recognized peer-reviewed journals.

The candidate should be a talented and highly motivated researcher, have good communication skills, and ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team. Fluency in English is a requirement. Emphasis will be placed on scientific track record as well as personal suitability.

Application process

  • An employment 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 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.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6531/2018


Assistant prof. Marcus Buggert,
Union representative
Mats Rudling, SACO,
Yvonne Edlund OFR/ST ,

Published 21.Nov.2018
Last application date 14.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET