Postdoctoral Researcher in experimental reproductive medicine

Updated: 3 months ago

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This postdoc project will be carried out in the research group of Docent Pauliina Damdimopoulou at the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBGY) of the Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology. Research and education at OBGY are focused on the many aspects of women’s reproductive health including ovarian biology, endometrial receptivity, fertility preservation, reproductive toxicology, stem cell biology, developmental biology, and fetal medicine. The present project will directly contribute to two on-going projects in the team: the EU-project ERIN (Ethically Responsible Innovations in Reproductive Medicine) and the Swedish Research Council project on ovarian cell types. The general topic of the work will be ovarian ageing, reproductive senescence and fertility preservation.

Your mission

You will study the effects of age, genetic polymorphism and chemical stressors on ovarian ageing using cutting-edge molecular genomics and biology tools. Specifically, you will carry out genotyping and single-cell transcriptomic profiling of human ovarian samples, perform advanced statistical and bioinformatic analyses, summarize data for publication and participate in common lab duties of the group.

Further, you will actively participate in ERIN capacity building and knowledge dissemination activities with focus on fertility preservation in women, you will help arrange activities in the field of reproductive medicine and medical ethics and assist in project coordination. You will deliver presentations at ERIN meetings and events, collaborate with other researchers nationally and internationally, and participate in teaching activities. You will prepare reports, manuscripts, presentations and maintain contacts with the collaborator laboratories.

Your profile

We are looking for an aspiring researcher with documented experience in advanced molecular biology methods such as fluorescence-activated cell sorting, single-cell transcriptomic analyses, epigenomic analyses, primary cell cultures or histological RNA/protein expression analyses. In addition, you are familiar with biostatistics. You have experience of project coordination and management. Experience in bioinformatics, reproductive biology and medicine, fertility preservation, ovarian biology and EU-project management are meriting.

The research environment is international, and the project involves tight collaboration with several other research groups and clinicians. Fluent spoken and written English is therefore a necessity, as well as good social skills. The project will also require meticulous documentation, and the candidate must have a detailed, careful, and well-organized work ethic.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent. We value personal qualities in the selection of candidates.

What do we offer?

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Research Group - Chemicals and female fertility

Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work (no more than two pages)
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest 1 April 2021.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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