Postdoctoral Researcher in skin, alternative splicing, and single cell biology (scholarship)

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Description of the research group

Kasper Lab. With our research – rooted within the fields of skin and stem cell biology – we aim to answer fundamental questions about tissue homeostasis, repair, and regeneration. We use modern techniques such as single-cell RNA-sequencing, in vivo lineage-tracing, spatial mapping in situ and computational biology, to uncover the cellular behavior and molecular signals of individual cells in skin during health, injury repair and cancer development (key lab references: Joost et al. Cell Stem Cell 2020; Sun et al. eLife 2020; Cockburn et al. Nature Cell Biology 2022; Jacob et al. Developmental Cell 2023). We are a young and dynamic research team with a well-established collaborative network ( The group is placed in Biomedicum, a top modern research building with a large repertoire of researchers and technologies including activities in forefront single-cell omics, mouse work, FACS and high-end microscopy.

Your mission

The major goal is to explore the importance and interplay of the rich variety of cell types and states in the skin. For example, how do the various skin cell types regulate epidermal turnover and differentiation, and what are key-regulatory molecular processes that maintain health and trigger disease? The successful candidate will explore human and mouse skin using a wide variety of state-or-the-art technologies such single-cell RNA sequencing, in vivo lineage tracing and targeted cell ablation, confocal microscopy, organoid culture, and tissue engineering. The successful candidate is expected to independently plan and coordinate scientific projects, actively engage in writing grant applications and in supervising students within the Kasper lab.

 Your profile

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher with a good team spirit and deep curiosity for science. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in molecular or cell biology, with a keen interest in tissue stem cell biology and cell-differentiation processes. Experience in working with primary tissue and mouse models, molecular biology techniques, microscopy, skin biology, and alternative splicing are a plus, and an excellent ability to communicate in English (written and verbal) are a requirement. A proven track record in molecular, cell, or tissue biology demonstrating high-quality research in international journals is a merit. Emphasis will also be placed on personal suitability, complementary, and interactions with current lab members.

Entry requirements

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
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.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. 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) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Stockholm

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

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

  • 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
  • A personal letter of motivation
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Two reference persons

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

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