Postdoctoral Researcher

Updated: 6 months ago
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

Your mission

This postdoctoral position (1 year) is immediately available in Professor Margaret Sällberg Chen's research group at the Division of Pathology. We are looking for a researcher to be part of a translational research team that is investigating the role of the microbiome in infectious diseases and cancer. He/she will work primarily with the group´s microbiome research and contribute with laboratory work and meta-analyses such as data management and bioinformatics. The work will be conducted in a research-intensive environment with focus on precision health.

The position is suitable for a motivated and experienced researcher who is experienced in NGS workflow and resource tools within oral and gut microbiome research, with practical experiences around this work and relevant publications. The studies will require good organizational and methodological skills incl. processing of patient samples, biobanking, RNA/DNA purification, quality control and validation processes in sequencing analyses. Experiences with different PCR methods are expected.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.



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)

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

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