Postdoctoral Studies in Cell Metabolism, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

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Postdoctoral Studies in Cell Metabolism: Join the research team of Pekka Katajisto at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institutet, and contribute to top-quality medical research. A postdoctoral scholarship is available to study stem cell intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms of tissue renewal and aging, focusing on the metabolic control of stem cell fate decisions.

Postdoctoral Studies in Stem Cell Metabolism (Scholarship)

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Area: Stem Cell Metabolism

Location: Stockholm, Sweden


  • PhD in Biological Sciences
  • Strong background in one or more of the following fields: Primary stem cell systems, Metabolism, FACS, Transcriptomics/epigenetics.
  • Experience in imaging and imaging analysis, metabolomics, and/or mouse work is considered a benefit.
  • Ability to start new projects and research directions.
  • Team player with good social and communication skills in English.

Job Description:

  • Investigate the role of metabolism and organelles in controlling stem cell fate decisions in tissue stem cells using unique mouse models, organoid culture, organelle-labeling, and imaging techniques.
  • Utilize scRNA-sequencing, metabolomics, and epigenetics for comprehensive analyses.
  • Develop an independent project with new research questions.
  • Collaborate with a highly interactive multinational and multidisciplinary team.
  • Support launch of an independent career.

Type of Scholarship: Postdoctoral Scholarship, tax-free, granted for a maximum of two years within a four-year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

Application Process:

  1. Complete curriculum vitae.
  2. List of publications.
  3. Summary of current work (no more than one page).
  4. Submit the application through the Varbi recruitment system.

How to Apply: Apply online through the Varbi recruitment system with the required documents in English or Swedish. For more information, contact Pekka Katajisto ( or Agustín Sola Carvajal (

Last Date for Apply: February 19, 2024, 11:59 PM CET

Reference Number: STÖD 2-405/2024


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