Postdoctoral bioinformatician in clinical and embryonic stem cell biology

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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The research will be performed at the division of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fredrik Lanners lab  which combines fundamental developmental and stem cell biology with clinical development of stem cell based cell therapies for treatment of macular degeneration and diabetes.

Your mission

As postdoctoral bioinformatician in the Lanner lab you will work on multiple parallel projects aiming to develop effective and safe cell therapies treating blindness, Diabetes and Parkinson in close collaboration with Anna Falk and Malin Parmar labs at Lund University. The project will develop assays based on deep transcriptional analysis to establish functionality and safety of personalized stem cell therapies within the recently initiated precision medicine center IndiCell . In parallel the posdoc will be working with development and evaluation of synthetic stem cell models in close collaboration with Andres Salumets , Kristina Gemzell-Danielssons , Vanessa Lundins and Ken Chiens labs at Karolinska Institutet as well as multiple international collaborators.

Your profile

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.

The candidate should have extensive experience in bioinformatics with specific knowledge of large-scale single cell RNA sequencing analysis. Previous experience in embryology, stem cell biology and cell therapies are strong merits. The candidate should be highly motivated, ambitious, have good communicative skills and documented ability, preferably through a strong publication record. We value personal qualities in the selection of candidates.

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

Lanner Lab



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)

Welcome to apply at the latest 20th of December 2021

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

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