Postdoctoral studies in chronic viral hepatitis (scholarship)

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The Department of Laboratory Medicine consists of 9 divisions and is active in many areas of Laboratory Medicine. The department is involved in advanced basic scientific, clinical and epidemiological research. The department is one of the largest departments of education at Karolinska Institutet.

Viral Hepatitis Research Group (VHRG) at the division of  Clinical Microbiology
Within the Division of Clinical Microbiology, the VHRG studies immunopathology and treatment of chronic viral hepatitis caused by HBV, HCV and HDV. The focus is on the development of new mouse models and to develop of new immune-based therapies.

The successful candidate will use genetic (NGS/omics) and immunological assays (FACS/Elispot) to study immune responses in mice, vaccination with different types of genetic and protein-based vaccines to identify the vaccine, vaccine combination or immunotherapy that give rise to antiviral immune responses. Applicants will work with animal models and in vitro cultivation of viruses. The group has extensive collaboration with the University of Heidelberg and Mayo Clinic Rochester.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for carrying out postdoctoral research may be granted to persons living in other countries who come to Sweden with the intention of only staying in Sweden for all or part of their postdoctoral education at KI. 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. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher.

Type of scholarship
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. This educational scholarship is tax-exempt.

The amount is set for twelve months at a time and is paid out on a monthly basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:

  • Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (
  • 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 studentorganisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  • The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

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