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Postdoctoral fellowship in "3D Genome Organizers in Development and Disease" at Karolinska Institutet (MTC)

Karolinska Institutet. Solna (Schweden), 28.03.2017


Postdoctoral fellowship in "3D Genome Organizers in Development and Disease" at Karolinska Institutet (MTC)

We search for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join high risk/high gain projects that aim at understanding the function and dynamics of 3D epigenome folding and its deregulation in diseases. The projects are expected to uncover hitherto unknown therapeutic targets in complex diseases, such as cancer. The candidate will work together with the research group of Rolf Ohlsson, using newly innovated, state-of-the-art techniques enabling the analysis of 3D chromatin structures and chromatin fibre networks in single cells and small cell populations (under review).

For further information about our work, please consult the following recent publications: Feinberg, Koldobiskiy and Göndör, Nature Review Genetics 17:284-99 (2016); Göndör and Ohlsson, Nature 2009; Feinberg, Ohlsson, Henikoff, Nature Review Genetics 7 (1): 21-33 (2006)

Model systems are exclusively based on human cells and unique, well-characterized patient material, such liquid and solid tumors.

Entry requirements

A person is eligible for a two year tax-free postdoctoral fellowship if he or she obtained a PhD no more than two years before the first date of employment in relevant research areas, such as biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology. A strong scientific track record supported by published papers, particularly on the subject of chromatin, as well as previous experience in chromatin research is advantageous. A high level of organizational and communication skills, as well as an ability to independently perform experiments and implement interpretation of data is mandatory.

Application process
The application must contain the following documents in English:
1. A complete curriculum vitae including the date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, current position, academic distinctions, and any committee work
2. A complete list of publications
3. A summary of current work (one page)
4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labor unions or student organizations, parental leave or similar
5. Verification from the thesis defense committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)
6. References

The application is to be submitted on the NetRecruiter system:

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.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

Temporary position: for a period of two years with possibilities for prolongation up to 4 years.
Access - According to agreement
Last application date: 2017-04-24

For questions, contact Rolf Ohlsson (

Union representatives: Nasrin Bavand-Chobot, OFR,, Cecilia Björkdahl, SACO, 08-524 872 65, Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80,

Bewerbungsschluss: 24.04.2017