Karolinska Institutet,

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.


At the unit of Experimental Asthma and Allergy Research, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, we carry out basic as well as applied research around mechanisms in asthma and allergy, with a special focus on mast cell biology, leukotrienes and other mediators. From the unit we coordinate a number of large projects on the mechanisms of severe asthma and the value of biomarkers at diagnosis and treatment of asthma.

This position will be at the Unit for experimental asthma and allergy research and is temporary for one year. 


The unit has long-standing international experience with research on mechanisms and biomarkers in asthma.  This has created unique biobanks of different samples (blood, urine, saliva, sputum, bronchioalveolar lavage fluid, and collections of exhaled particles) from cohorts of patients with asthma and other respiratory or inflammatory diseases.  We are now seeking a post doctoral researcher who can lead a research project to be conducted in collaboration with the Science for Life Laboratory in Stockholm.  The aim is to use the affinity proteomics technique to perform molecular sub-phenotyping of asthma and other immune-related diseases.  The project is supported by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, EU/IMI, ALF and the Swedish Heart Lung Foundation. 


We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a Ph.D. in affinity proteomics and extensive experience with translational biomarker research and advanced biostatistical analysis of data.  Demonstrated excellent communication skills and an ability to interact socially and scientifically with other post docs and students in the laboratory and with collaborators in various networks are essential because of the international nature of this project.  Because the work includes participation in international networks and project groups, the candidate must be prepared to travel abroad when required. 

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 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 2-655/2019
  • Sven-Erik Dahlén, professor, sven-erik.dahlen@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75 , biborka.bveress@ki.se
  • Anne Boström, SEKO, 08-524 875 79, anne.bostrom@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, 08-524 874 75, niklas.andersson@ki.se
Published 29.Jan.2019
Last application date 12.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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