Assistant professor in immune monitoring project

Updated: about 2 months ago

At the Department of Oncology-Pathology basic, translational and clinical research and educational activities related to cancer is carried out. Approximately 300 people from over 40 nations are currently working at the department. 37 research groups with various cancer research profiles are involved and we have around 120 PhD students. The Department of Oncology-Pathology is responsible for undergraduate courses in Pathology, Oncology and Forensic Medicine for medical students, as well as for Tumor biology courses for biomedicine students and Pathology courses for opticians.

Research Group
The position is placed in the research group of Prof. Rolf Kiessling at the Department of Oncology-Pathology. This research group is focused on tumor immunology and immunotherapy with special attention to melanoma. The applicant will work on evaluation of response to immunotherapies in advanced melanoma patients, and previous experience with handling clinical samples is required.

The Assistant professor will perform daily laboratory work which includes coordinating clinical sample collection, flow cytometry, animal models and data analysis. Documentation of research work and scientific writing will also be included.

Entry requirements
Knowledge of multi-color flow cytometry (14+ parameters), experience with xenograft melanoma models and management of large data-sets with uni- and multi-variate analysis (SPSS, SIMCA v14) are mandatory. Proficiency with basic biomedical research techniques and with cellular immune assays is also required. Familiarity with bio-banking and collection of clinical material is recommended. Good group coordination, social and communication skills are highly desirable. Previous experience in supervising Master students, postdocs and PhD students is an advantage. The applicant must speak fluent English.
A person is eligible to be appointed Assistant professor if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence. The persons appointed should primarily be the ones who have been granted a Degree of Doctor or have reached the corresponding competence no more than seven years before the end of the application period.

Bases of assessment
We stress scientific expertise when assessing applicants.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish: Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio ( ). 

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system. This first employment is for one year with a possible extension for one year after evaluation.

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