Researcher in Nutrient Induced Fungal Virulence

Stockholm University

Application deadline

December 20, 2023

Researcher in Nutrient Induced Fungal Virulence

SciLifeLab is a national research infrastructure. In Stockholm, the SciLifeLab Campus Solna serves as an  extra shared campus of Stockholm Trio (KI, KTH, SU) and is the only SciLifeLab site that co-localizes researchers from multiple universities under one roof. By working together Stockholm Trio has been able achieve a significant critical mass, which has made the research environment at SciLifeLab Campus Solna competitive with the strongest life science centers in the world.

The research environment is characterized by a modern and advanced methodology and has a strong international profile. MBW is one of the larger departments of the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University with more than 30 research groups and about 180 employees, of whom 50 are doctoral students. Read more about MBW at

Project description
The position will be associated with Professor Per O. Ljungdahl’s research group located at SciLifeLab Campus Solna. Read more about Group Ljungdahl here

Main responsibilities
The researcher will utilize state-of-the-art approaches aimed at obtaining a fundamental molecular understanding of the mechanisms underlying nutrient controlled expression of virulence traits in common human fungal pathogens of the Candida spp.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in experimental biology. Experience beyond the doctoral degree is not required, however applicants must have demonstrated productivity in pursuing research in relevant or related disciplines. Relevant expertise includes molecular microbiology, infection biology or fungal pathogen-host interactions. We are looking for a highly motivated and focused individual. Excellent English language skills, both written and spoken, are a requisite.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for 12 months. Start date 2024-01-02 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Per O. Ljungdahl, telephone: +46 8 16 4101,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Last updated: 2023-11-16

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