The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.

Research group
Our research team is interested in the molecular signaling, which regulates the decision between life and death at the cellular level and how its deregulation is implicated in human diseases. The research group is led by Bertrand Joseph, and located at the Karolinska Institutet Solna Campus.

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist with interest and expertise in microglia field to work on a project focused on microglia cell communication.

Applications are welcome from scientists with experience in the fields of microglia and transcription/epigenetics. Expertise in the above mentioned field(s) will be considered as strong advantage. Candidates should have an excellent track record and experience with standard molecular and cell biology techniques. We are searching for an experienced postdoc who can work independently and develop his/her own ideas and visions. Candidates should be highly motivated, creative, and have strong communication skills. The ability to express oneself in speech and writing in English at a high level and interact effectively and work productively in a team will be considered important. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

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 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. Qualified to be admitted as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher.

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 ( ). The CV should include date of thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions,
    academid title, current positions, academic distinctions and comittee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. Contact information of two refences, recomendation letters are also welcome
  4. A brief letter of motivation (no more than one page)
  5. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  6. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or studentorganisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  7. 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 Varbi recruitment system.

Reference number 2-1069/2018
  • Bertrand Joseph, professor,
Union representative
  • Malahat Mousavi, SACO-S, +46 8 524 875 24 /
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, +46 8 524 874 19 /
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46 8 524 840 80 /
Published 06.Mar.2018
Last application date 20.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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