Postdoctoral Studies in T cell immunology (scholarship)

Updated: 24 days ago

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The research at the Center for Infectious Medicine, CIM, is focused around studies of the immune system in the context of infections and cancer. The Center operates within the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge. CIM has since its inauguration in 2002 rapidly grown and gained national and international recognition. The vision is to become one of the leading translational research centers within immunity, infectious diseases and immuno-oncology in Europe.


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the group of Assistant Professor Marcus Buggert at CIM as a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a project concerning the immunobiology of T cells in tissues and viral infections. The project will be focused on identifying the epigenetic landscape of antigen-specific CD8+ T cells in humans. More specifically, the candidate will dissect the epigenetic imprint of resident or circulating antigen-specific CD8+ T cell clonotypes via access to unique tissue sites through human organ donor and cancer patient networks. The research project will be in collaboration with domestic and international researchers and clinicians.

Entry requirements

The position requires previous PhD experience within human immune cell biology and multiparameter flow cytometry. In addition, a strong candidate should have a strong background in studies of human T cell biology. Experience of sequencing techniques, and clonotypic analysis of antigen-specific T cells will also be considered as merits. Applicants should have first author publications in recognized peer-reviewed journals. The present position is based on new funding available immediately. If several highly qualified candidates are identified, we may opt to hire two Postdoctoral Fellows.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
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.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. 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) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Flemingsberg

Type of scholarship

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

Application process

An 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)

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

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