Karolinska Institutet,

The Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology (CLINTEC) operates mainly at The Flemingsberg Campus in connection to Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge. The Department also operates at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna and Solna Campus. There are 14 Divisions at CLINTEC. The activities include clinical research, education and development.

We work in an international and multicultural environment with undergraduates, graduate students, exchange students in the ERASMUS program, postdoctoral researchers, educators and scientists at Karolinska Institutet and organizations with a common vision of excellence in research, education and development. CLINTEC has about 180 employees, about 200 graduate students and 400 affiliated scientists and educators.

The academic centre for Obstetrics and Gynecology is responsible for education and research within this field. The unit gives classes for medical students and it provides research opportunities and post graduate education for PhD students as well as for physicians and midwives.
The unit has several experimental laboratories; IVF, stem cell biology and advanced ultrasound technique.
Research and research education are focused on women´s health, pregnancy and pregnancy complications, fetal physiology, reproductive stem cell biology, infertility, fertility preservation, vascular physiology, fetal regenerative medicine, cervical cancer and several other topics.

The position is for a postdoctoral fellow on stipend that is available immediately, but with a flexible start date. It is for one year fixed term with the possibility for extension. The postdoctoral fellow will take on the processing, quality control, storage and analysis of high-throughput single-cell molecular data (methylome, transcriptome). The project is focused on investigating preimplantation stress on human embryo development.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for carrying out postdoctoral research may be granted to persons living in other countries who come to Sweden with the intention of only staying in Sweden for all or part of their postdoctoral education at KI. Persons who are a resident in Sweden and/or have carried out all or part of their academic education at KI or some other educational institution in Sweden cannot be considered for scholarships from KI. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher.

  • Academic degree in bioinformatics or computational biology preferred or sufficient expertise with large-scale computing, high-throughput data handling, biological data analysis (RNA-seq and Methylation)
  • An acquired PhD degree or equivalent within the last 4 years
  • Demonstrated experience with Unix/Linux environments and programming skills
  • Good knowledge of biology and previous participation in research activities/projects/publications. 
  • Impeccable organizational skills, drive and independence
  • Excellent spoken and written English

Additional assets (but not mandatory requirement)

  • Experience with wet-lab
  • Specific expertise in developmental biology

Type of scholarship
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent. This educational scholarship is tax-exempt.

The amount is set for twelve months at a time and is paid out on a monthly basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/meritportfolj )
  2. A letter of interest, outlining how the candidate’s experience and background fulfills the specific duties and entry requirements.
  3. A complete list of publications
  4. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  5. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or studentorganisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  6. 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 recruitment system.

Type of employment Postdoktoralt stipendium
Contract type Full time
Working hours 100 %
Reference number 2-927/2017
  • Sophie Petropoulos, Senior Researcher, sophie.petropoulos@ki.se
Union representative
  • Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-585 811 68, emilie.hultin@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Monika Armuand, OFR, 0760-50 23 42
Published 03.Mar.2017
Last application date 05.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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