KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Postdoc in genomics

2024-05-31 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Job description

Professor Tuuli Lappalainen's research group is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a research project that links regulatory variation to molecular, cellular and organismal phenotypes using a systems genetics approach. The project combines experimental work using CRISPR and single cell 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 sets in the lab, ongoing collaborative efforts, as well as the postdoc’s own ideas.

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. 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

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • An opportunity to carry out research at the forefront of human genomics, with cutting-edge methods, large data sets and good resources
  • 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

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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 techniques
  • Ability to analyze large-scale data
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence
  • Strong publication record
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred qualifications

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

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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To apply for the position

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

  • 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.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

About KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Read more here

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Accordning to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Solna
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: C-2024-0706
  1. Tuuli Lappalainen, tuulil@kth.se
Published: 2024-04-19
Last application date: 2024-05-31

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Postdoc in genomics
Brinellvägen 8 Stockholm, Zweden
Uiterste sollicitatiedatum
2024-05-31 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-05-31 23:59 (CET)
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