Postdoctoral research fellow in HIV T cell immunology

Updated: about 2 months ago

Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) at Karolinska Institutet conducts research and teaching in immunology, infection biology, cell biology and cancer. MTC has about 430 active employees, including 81 PhD students, 77 postdoctoral researchers and 32 professors. Key words are multidisciplinary, bridging, translational, national and international collaborations.


The work of Francesca Chiodi and her our group aims at understanding mechanisms of T cell damage during HIV infection, including abnormal immune activation and apoptosis of T cells. The causes underlying such dysfunctions are poorly understood but other mechanisms, in addition to direct virus replication, may account for depletion of T cells. We focus on studying the mechanisms leading to immune dysfunctions during HIV infection and how antiretroviral therapy helps to revert the impaired phenotype and function of T cells.


A post-doctoral position is available for a motivated researcher with experience in the field of T cell immunology. The project will be focused on T cell immunology during HIV infection and the effect of antiretroviral therapy on T cell function.

The work will be mostly conducted at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology of the Karolinska Institutet.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. The term can be extended under special circumstances.

The person to be employed has experience in the field of T cell immunology and infection immunology. The candidate masters advanced flow cytometry techniques and molecular biology methods.


This is a temporary position up to 24 months.

Application process
An employment 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)
  • Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  • The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

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