Karolinska Institutet, Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology

The CTMR started in January 2016 as collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) and Ferring Pharmaceuticals. The center builds on a deep understanding of translational microbiome research and has established a broad technical, biological, clinical and epidemiological platform for studying complex microbiological communities in well-defined human materials. A part of the infrastructure at Karolinska Institutet is established within the Clinical Genomics facility at SciLifeLab with access to high-throughput next-generation sequencing capacity. The collaboration forms a solid foundation for understanding the contribution of the microbiome to normal physiology and pathophysiology and opens opportunities for development of novel therapies to address gastroenterology, reproductive health and neonatology.
The Resarch group of Dr. Lars Engstrand aims at creating a scientific translational environment with a broad interdisciplinary approach to the interface between clinical epidemiology and the microbiological, immunological and genetic aspects of the human microbiome and its association to health and disease.

The successful applicant will focus on several projects regarding human gastric microbiota and bacteria-host interactions. These projects require a broad range of microbiology and molecular biology techniques, protein and antibody derived assays, and primary cell culture based systems. The applicant will work on characterization of human gastic microbiota, culturing of bacteria and eukaryotic cells, antagonistic effect of lactobacilli on Helicobacter pylori, bacteria-primary epithelial cell interactions and NGS-based microbial community analysis.
The postdoctoral researcher is expected to take a strong lead in scientific hypothesis, project design and management, experimentations, data analysis, results presentation and manuscript preparation. Good collaboration skills and capacity to independently develop the research area are needed.

Entry requirements
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral scientist who have a background in human gastric microbiota and related research. Previous research experience related to Helicobacter pylori, primary cell culture and host-bacteria interaction are highly preferred. The applicant should have good communication skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team of researchers. Emphasis will be placed on personal ability and previous experience of laboratory work. Excellent skills in speech scientific writing in English are strong merits.

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)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

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

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3125/2018
  • Lars Engstrand, Professor, 08-524 845 97
Union representative
  • Daisy Hjelmqvist SACO, daisy.hjelmqvist@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 13.Jun.2018
Last application date 22.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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