Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cellular Immunology in Neuroinflammation

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cellular Immunology in Neuroinflammation

Karolinska Institutet

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cellular Immunology in Neuroinflammation



Department of Clinical Neuroscience


Area of responsibilities/description of the work
The position is part of The Strategic Research Program in Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet.

Recent advances in the definition of genes and lifestyle/environmental factors, as well as their interactions influencing multiple sclerosis have provided new options to define the critical details and specificities of the adaptive immunity leading to, and perpetuating this disease. For more information

The position is intended for work on the adaptive system in neuroinflammatory disease, in particular Multiple Sclerosis and its experimental models.

We seek an experienced cellular/molecular immunologist with a PhD degree and preferably postdoctoral experience in the area of adaptive immunity for a position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work in the Neuroimmunology Unit, Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital.
The applicant should have technical and theoretical skills mainly in the field of the adaptive immunity. The research may involve both rodent experimental models and human materials.


To qualify, the applicant must hold a doctor’s degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have completed their degree no more than five years before the last date for applications should be given priority. Candidates who have completed their degree earlier than this should receive equal priority if special grounds exist. Special grounds include leave of absence because of sickness, service in the total defence, positions of trust in trade union organisations and student organisations, parental leave and other similar circumstances. A total of two years can be added for the above reasons on presentation of written testimony.

A person who has been employed as an Postdoctoral Research Fellow for more than a total of three years may not be given other employment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the same or a similar subject area at the same or any other institution of higher education.

The term of employment as Postdoctoral Research Fellow at KI is fixed at KI to two + two years, subject to evaluation after the first two years.


Assessment grounds
In connection with the appointment of Postdoctoral Research Fellow, we will accord special weight to academic skills, particularly demonstrated excellence in research.


Form of employment:


Contact persons
Professor Tomas Olsson, +46 8 517 762 42,

Union representatives:
Anders Fridberger, SACO, +46 8 517 732 74,
Anna Aleman, OFR, +46 8 524 863 62,
Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, +46 8 524 880 75,


Please send your application, marked with reference number 04045/2010, to reach us by no later than August 31 2010 to KI jobb or,
to Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Susanne Malmberg, Adm. Z500, Karolinska University Hospital 171 76 STOCKHOLM, Sweden. The following documents in three sets must be submitted with your application, and written in English:
- CV, qualifications and a description of future research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualification portfolio (
- A selection of five scientific papers


See Karolinska Institutet´s homepage at for information about the qualification portfolio.

Please note that one copy of all documents will be kept by the college for a period of two years, in accordance with a directive from the National Archives. Published material submitted for review is excepted from this rule.


Karolinska Institutet aims to promote equal opportunities by encouraging a balanced gender distribution. We also value the qualities that ethnic and cultural diversity can contribute to the university.


Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with other research groups from the Karolinska Institutet, with other universities as well as the Stockholm County Council. 



Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical
universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.