Department of Medicine, Solna, Immunology and Allergy division

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several units that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.

Division
Mast cell activation diseases include several disorders, e.g., mastocytosis and anaphylaxis, where mast cells are activated and their mediators causes a variety of symptoms. The research group on Mast Cell Biology belongs to the Division of Immunology and Allergy and is part of the Mastocytosis Centre Karolinska. The research within the division is focused on different aspects of immunology and inflammation and is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaborations with clinical departments and other national and international research groups. A position is now open in Professor Gunnar Nilsson’s group to investigate mast cell reactivity and biomarkers in mastocytosis.

Duties
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with a strong background in biology/immunology, with a focus on allergy and mast cell driven diseases, to work within a larger research project whose overall objective is to study the mechanisms of mast cell activating disorders. In this part of the project we are investigating mast cell (hyper)reactivity with the aim to  identify mechanisms dysregulated in these diseases and to identify biomarkers to be used for diagnostic and/or prognostic purposes. The projects involve both national and international collaborations.

Entry requirements
It is required for the successful candidate to have previous practical research experience of various in vitro and/or in vivo methods to study gene regulation. Experience of mast cell biology and bioinformatics is a great advantage. Knowledge in basic immunology is a requirement.
Applicants need to have a strong competence in running projects independently but also having good abilities for team work and cooperation within a dynamic group of scientists with broad expertise and from different nationalities. Proven ability to write scientific articles and present results orally is required. Since the group has many international collaborations excellent communication skills in English are needed.
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

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.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3730/2018
Contact
  • Professor Gunnar Nilsson, gunnar.p.nilsson@ki.se
Union representative
  • Lars Ährlund-Richter, SACO, 08 - 5177 34 50, lars.ahrlund@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
Published 05.Jul.2018
Last application date 15.Jul.2018 11:59 PM CET

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