Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with Region Stockholm as well as other research groups from Karolinska Institutet and other universities.
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A position as postdoctoral research fellow is open in a project located at the Therapeutic Immune Design (TID) research group Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska University hospital.


The TID research group, headed by assoc. professor Hans Grönlund, is working on diagnostics and curative treatments of chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer. As a member of the Center for Molecular Medicine, a stimulating international research environment with cutting edge science is offered. The group consists of 10-12 members including senior researchers, post docs, research fellows and students with a mixed gender and age composition. The project will focus on autologous cell transfer immunotherapy of cancer. It is a translational project focused on preparing techniques and processes for a Phase I/IIa clinical trial.


The postdoctoral research fellow will have a shared responsibility for the practical execution of the project, combining immunological competence with practical cell culture skills. The project include hands-on cell culturing and cell evaluation by standard immunological techniques, in particular flow cytometry. Management of clinical samples from cancer patients, as well as processing, interpretation and documentation of experimental data will be important tasks. The applicant will participate in common activities of the research group, e.g. group meetings, journal clubs and lab management.

Entry requirements

A person is eligible for a position as postdoctoral research fellow if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with the ability to work independently and as part of our team. Extensive experience of cell isolation, culturing and analysis is mandatory. The applicant should have a solid background in human immunology, while previous experience/knowledge of clinical studies is a merit. Good communication skills and proficiency in both spoken and written English are mandatory.

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
  5. Verification from the thesis defense committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defense is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

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

Type of employment Tidsbegrænset ansættelse mere end 6 måneder
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2097/2018
  • Caisa Stilling, HR administrator, 08-524 832 82
  • Hans Grönlund, Research group leader, 08-51773026
Union representative
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37, arsalan.amir@ki.se
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 11.Apr.2018
Last application date 25.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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