The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of 7 divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research. The department is one of the largest departments of education at Karolinska Institutet.

The Division of Clinical Immunology conducts research on several aspects of human immunology with a strong focus on developmental immunology, immunotherapy and pathologies associated with the immune system. Qiang Pan-Hammarström’s research group:

The fellow will be engaged in in-depth analysis of the multi-omic data of B cell lymphoid malignancies, with focus on diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma (FL) and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The whole genome or whole exome sequencing data will be integrated with the transcriptomic, proteomic, immunological and functional data. Techniques applied include MS, next generation sequencing platforms such as whole-exome, whole-genome sequencing, RNAseq, single cell sequencing and gene editing technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9. The fellow will be mainly responsible for the functional studies downstream of the initial bioinformatics analysis, using various cellular and molecular techniques. Finally, the fellow is expected to assume a major role in the writing of scientific publications and grant applications.

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
Scholarship for two years, with possibility to extend for one year with standard salary. Karolinska Institutet awards scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies.  This educational scholarship, which is paid for a maximum of two years within four years after the receipt of a PhD or the equivalent, 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.

The applicant is eligible to apply if he or she has obtained a PhD in the fields of Cancer biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Oncology and Immunology, or related fields, no more than 2 years before the last date of employment as postdoc. Those who graduated earlier can be considered if special grounds apply. These include: leave due to sickness, military service, positions in trade unions and student organizations, parental leave or other similar circumstances. A total of two years can be deducted due to above circumstances.

The applicant should be a talented and highly motivated researcher who is able to work within a team environment.

The candidate is expected to possess a strong background in cancer genetics. Good knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology, the CRISPR/Cas 9 technology is an advantage. Furthermore, the candidate should possess excellent communicating and writing skills in English.

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 ( )
    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 studentorganisations, 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.
    6. recommendation letters, including at least one from the PhD supervisor.

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

Reference number 2-1768/2018
  • Qiang Pan Hammarström ,
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR,
  • Emilie Hultin, Annica Lindkvist SACO,,
  • Karin Olsson, SEKO,
Published 27.Mar.2018
Last application date 16.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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