Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för mikrobiologi, tumör- och cellbiologi, Rhen

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 the Department are multidisciplinary, bridging, translational, national and international collaborations.

The division the postdoctoral research fellow will work within focuses on mechanisms that determine bacterial infection pathogenesis, notably during persistent infections using the bacterium Salmonella enterica as model.

The tasks will include propagation and handling of pathogenic bacteria, basic molecular biological methods, infection models, large-scale sequencing and accompanying data handling and statistical analysis thereof. It is to be noted that infection experiments and isolation of nucleic acids will be conducted at Umeå University.

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.

In selected circumstances, a person having defended his or her thesis earlier can be considered.

Apart from general requirements, more specified requisites include practical experience in isolation handling nucleic acids (DNA, RNA, mutagenesis, PCR and molecular cloning, large scale sequencing and data handling), isolation and analysis of proteins (gel electrophoresis, blotting techniques), practical skills in infecting eukaryotic cells, as well as proven ability to produce, or contribute to, accepted research reports published in well reputed scientific journals.

Good language skills in English is also 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, previousacademic 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 defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

 The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork system.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4298/2017
  • Mikael Rhen, professor, Mikael.Rhen@ki.se
Union representative
  • Nasrin Bavand-Chobot, OFR, Nasrin.Bavand@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Daisy Hjelmqvist, daisy.hjelmqvist@ki.se
Published 26.Sep.2017
Last application date 03.Jan.2018 11:59 PM CET

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