Postdoctoral Researcher in Inflammation, Infection and Immunology
Karolinska Institute Department of Dental Medicine

Postdoctoral Researcher in Inflammation, Infection and Immunology

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

This position is available in the group of Associate Professor Tulay Lindberg at the Department of Dental Medicine, division of Oral Diseases. The research group studies chronic inflammation with special focus on host–microbiome interactions, the molecular mechanisms and biomarkers underlying the pathogenesis of the complexe disease periodontitis and its systemic associated diseases including rheumatoid arthritis.

Your mission

The work will primarily focus on laboratory work including cell culturing, molecular biological and immunological  techniques. The work involves participation in different ongoing research projects and responsibilities to design and conduct experimental research, analyze and interpret the results, and communicate the findings.

Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated, ambitious and structured postdoctoral scientist to join our group. The applicant should have a PhD with a background in molecular biology, biotechnology, immunology, microbiology or equivalent scientific competence. Previous experience in cell culturing, qPCR, flow cytometry, Luminex/ELISA, 16S rRNA sequencing and immunohistochemistry methods are required. Excellent communication and writing skills in English is requried. In addition, we expect you to have minimum one first author publication in a prominent international peer-reviewed journal. Previous experience with siRNA-based techniques, bioinformatic knowledge and supervision of students are highly valued.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Flemingsberg

The department of dental medicine

Your career continues here


An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The last day to apply for the position is 2020-08-16. You apply through our recruitment system Varbi. Welcome with your application!

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3055/2020
Tülay Lindberg, Researcher, 08-524 881 26
Anneli Korsheden, HR-partner,
Union representative
Nikolaos Christidis, SACO, 070-037 49 67
Johanna Karro, OFR, 08-524 888 01
Published 02.Jul.2020
Last application date 16.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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