Postdoctoral Scientist in Placental Biology and Epigenetics, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

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Postdoctoral Scientist in Placental Biology: Are you passionate about advancing medical research? Join the Deng Lab at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and contribute to groundbreaking research in placental biology and epigenetics. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative Postdoctoral Scientist to work on a research project focused on understanding how maternal endocrine and metabolic diseases impact human placental regulation, fetal programming, and offspring health. If you have a strong background in molecular biology, placental biology, stem cell biology, and experience with programming languages for data analysis, we encourage you to apply.

  • Job Title: Postdoctoral Scientist in Placental Biology and Epigenetics
  • Location: Biomedicum, Campus Solna, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
  • Reference Number: STÖD 2-3240/2023
  • First Day of Employment: Upon agreement
  • Salary: Scholarship

Research Area: Placental Biology, Epigenetics, Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics


  • Ph.D. in Genetics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Developmental Biology, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in programming languages (e.g., R and/or Python) for sequencing data analysis.
  • Experience with mammalian cell cultures, molecular biology techniques, next-generation sequencing, and large-scale bioinformatics analysis.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English (written and verbal).

Job Description:

  • Conduct research on the regulation of human placentas during maternal endocrine and metabolic diseases using single-cell RNAseq and mouse models.
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data.
  • Supervise students.
  • Attend seminars and conferences.
  • Write scientific articles.

What do we offer?

  • A creative and inspiring research environment.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with experts in various scientific fields within medicine and health.
  • Engagement in groundbreaking research projects.
  • Scholarships for a maximum of two years within a four-year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit the following documents in English or Swedish through the Varbi recruitment system:

  • Curriculum vitae, including academic background and previous positions.
  • A brief motivation letter (no more than half a page, font 12) explaining your interest in the project.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • A summary of your current work (no more than half a page, font 12).
  • Contact details of two reference persons.

Contact: For inquiries about the position, please contact Qiaolin Deng at

Application Deadline: September 28, 2023, 11:59 PM CEST

Join us in our mission to uncover novel mechanisms in placental biology and epigenetics and make a difference in improving offspring health. Be part of the Karolinska Institutet’s renowned research community and contribute to better health for all. Apply today!



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