Postdoctoral studies in lymphocyte biology (scholarship)

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Our lab studies cellular and molecular mechanisms of cell fate decisions in the immune system with a focus on two areas: 1) mechanisms of cell fate decisions in humoral immune responses underlying the formation of immunological memory and 2) development and function of innate-like T lymphocytes.


Division

Our lab is a part of the Division of Immunology and Allergy (Department of Medicine, Solna). We are located in the modern BioClinicum building and are well equipped for cutting-edge immunology research. We collaborate and have common seminars with many immunology labs across several departments on both Karolinska campuses.


Duties

To develop projects on humoral immune responses and function of innate-like T cells.


Entry requirements

Successful candidate should have experience in all of the following areas:

  • Investigation of B cell immune responses in mouse models (adoptive transfers, immunizations, detection of antigen-specific B cells, bone marrow chimeras)
  • Advanced flow cytometry
  • Molecular cloning
  • Protein purification
  • Retroviral transduction

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. 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.
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

The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of eleven divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research team of Taras Kreslavskiy. The laboratory studies development and function of lymphocytes in mouse models.


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 complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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


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