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Junior Investigators in Human Immunology and Infectious Diseases Research

Search for Junior Investigators in Human Immunology and Infectious Diseases Research at the Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Center for Infectious Medicine (CIM) at Karolinska Institutet is conducting an open search for new outstanding junior investigators in the research area of human immunology and infectious diseases. Research at CIM is focused around studies of the human immune system and infection-immunity. Furthermore, CIM takes advantage of the unique assets that the Karolinska University Hospital offers in terms of clinical collaborations and supply of rare clinical material. The Center is currently organized around 14 independent research groups and has since its inauguration in 2002, over the years, grown and gained national and international recognition.

In 2018, CIM will relocate to larger newly renovated laboratory facilities. We are in relation to this conducting an open search for potential new Junior Investigators. A central aim and core value of the Center is to provide an environment and platform for the fostering of new generations of research leaders in the fields of human immunology and infectious diseases. CIM offers a dynamic and integrated environment where research groups share office space, laboratory space, cutting edge facilities and equipment. Collaborations between the research groups represent a core value. Our commitment towards collaboration and scientific excellence in all respects gives CIM scientists a significant advantage as they work across disciplines and utilize shared knowledge, to pursue big ideas for transformational discoveries.

Junior Investigators looked for should meet the following requirements:

• Outstanding track record in the fields of (human) immunology and infection-immunity research

• Academic degree in medicine or life sciences (MD and/or PhD) and 3 to 5 years of successful postdoctoral training

• Outstanding scientific track record (publications, ability to conduct research projects independently, potential for successful acquisition of competitive funding)

• Creativity, interactivity, and high social competence

• Interest in contributing to the development of interdisciplinary networks within the Center

Junior investigators identified through this search will receive coaching and guidance with their applications to appropriate and relevant funding schemes. Junior Investigators currently have a significant advantage in Sweden with a “golden age” in available funding schemes. Several national programs similar to ERC Starting Grants are currently running. Thus, no positions are available upfront through this call, but will be granted given successfully obtained competitive funding. In selected cases, bridge-funding could be made available.

The statement of interest is to be emailed to the chair of CIM, prof. Anna Norrby-Teglund ( and contain the following:

  • • Curriculum Vitae with relevant publications (two pages maximum)
  • • Statement of Research with a one-page description of significant research accomplishments and a one-page description of future research plans (two pages maximum)
  • • Contact information for a minimum of three references