A doctoral position is an available doctoral education project to which a PhD student is to be recruited. After the selection process the process for admission to doctoral education will commence. An admission decision will not be taken until an individual study plan has been approved by the departmental admission board.
Research group : The research at the Center for Infectious Medicine, CIM, is focused around studies of the human immune system and infection-immunity in humans. CIM operates within the Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet at the Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge. CIM has since its inauguration in 2002 rapidly grown and gained national and international recognition. The vision is to become one of the leading translational research centers within immunity and infectious diseases in Europe.
The doctoral education project and the duties of the student : We are looking for a highly motivated student with a strong motivation to pursue doctoral studies in cellular immunology. The project concerns the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating NK cell homeostasis. The student will explore the mechanisms behind the shaping of human NK cell repertoires in health and disease. The studies involve basic molecular immunology with a strong translational component and ultimately there is hope that the work will pave the way for new strategies of cell therapy against cancer.