School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH

Job description

Professor Tuuli Lappalainen's research group is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for an ERC-funded research project that links variation in gene dosage to cellular traits using a systems genetics approach. The research group works at the international forefront of human functional genomics, aiming to understand how genomic variation contributes to diversity of human traits and diseases.

The project combines experimental work using CRISPR technology and single cell sequencing approaches with computational analysis. The specific project will be tailored according to the interests and expertise of the postdoc, and potential approaches can include angles from human genetics, gene regulation, cell biology and computational systems biology. Additional projects and collaborations can build on other research projects and data genererated in the lab, ongoing collaborative efforts, as well as the postdoc’s own ideas.

We use both computational and experimental approaches across the disciplines of human genetics, functional genomics, and molecular biology. In addition to the team at KTH, located at the SciLifeLab campus, Dr. Lappalainen also has an active research lab at the New York Genome Center, with close interactions between the teams.

What we offer

  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international, and dynamic working environment.
  • An opportunity to carry out research at the forefront of human genomics, with cutting-edge methods and large data sets.
  • A creative role combining a high degree of autonomy with mentorship from Dr. Lappalainen and interactions with colleagues in the lab.
  • Close collaborations with the New York Genome Center and with the infrastructure platforms at SciLifeLab.
  • An opportunity to develop an internationally competitive research profile and networks as well as guidance for future career development.
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Research expertise in functional genomics, molecular or cell biology, human genetics or an equivalent field
  • Prior expertise in large-scale genomics or molecular cell biology experimental techniques
  • Ability to analyze large-scale data
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Prior expertise in tissue culture, CRISPR experiments, or single-cell genomics

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To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

 The ad should include_

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, three years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 1st of November or according to agreement
Salary Monthly payment
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number C-2023-1658
  • Tuuli Lappalainen,
Published 13.Sep.2023
Last application date 13.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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