Postdoctoral Researcher in Immunological Studies on Oral Microbiota and Cancer

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North Carolina, United States
15 May 2019
End of advertisement period
28 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet

The Department of Dental Medicine at Campus Flemingsberg focuses on the education of dentists and dental hygienists. In addition, we perform research, dental specialization training and provide patient
care by specialist dentists.

Karolinska Institutet and the rest of Scandinavia have been world leaders in dentistry for decades.


Margaret Sällberg Chen’s research group – Section for Oral Diagnostics and Surgery, Division for Oral Diagnostics and Rehabilitation.


This postdoctoral research position is immediately available in the research group of Dr. Margaret Sällberg Chen. The position is for a scientist with excellent skills in advanced cell sorting techniques for studies of human innate-like lymphocytes. This includes in-dept knowledge of human lymphocytes, and practical skills in isolation of circulating and tissue-resident lymphocytes. He or she must have documented experience in study design of immune phenotyping and functional studies within this research area. The candidate will be part of a research team, that aims at understanding mechanisms involved in disease metabolic conditions of risks for development of pancreatic and liver cancer. Disease-specific markers will be investigated to develop diagnostic methods and individualized therapeutic strategies to improve human health. 

The post doctoral fellow to be recruited to the project will be part of a multidisciplinary team and are expected to take active part in collaborative efforts, in line with the overall aims of this project. The studies will require methodological skills - from handling of human blood to biopsies for cell sorting, single cell functional analysis including in situ microscopy staining and imaging analysis, to collaborating with team members with background in molecular biology and metagenomics. The project is suitable for highly motivated researchers in molecular life sciences, especially those who have already substantial experience with advanced flow cytometry, and is familiar with oral microbiota studies, and the related workflow analysis resources.

Entry requirements

To qualify the applicant must hold a doctoral degree or a foreign qualification equivalent to a doctorate. A PhD in life science or medical science on infection immunology is preferred. He or she should have excellent organisational competence, writing and presentation skills. Applicants must have excellent communication skills in English and knowledge in Swedish.

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.

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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     2-2884/2019


Margaret Sällberg Chen, Research Group Leader, 46-8-52488125
Charlotte Wikhagen, Human Resource Officer, 08-52488046

Union representative     

Nikolaos Christidis,SACO, 070-037 49 67
Johanna Karro, OFR, 08-524 881 01

Published     14.May.2019
Last application date     28.May.2019 11:59 PM CET