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Jorma Hinkula


Professor of Molecular Virology.

Experimental Vaccines and Antiviral Agents

My research is focused on the field of Infection-barrier-immunology and antiviral agents.

We study experimental vaccines and antiviral drugs, most often against Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) and respiratory tract influenza virus, but alos against rotaviruses, Crimean Congo fevervirus and similar agents.

MIIC Postdoctoral program

Medical Inflammation and Infection Center is seeking postdoctoral fellows 

We are looking for a suitable international candidate for a two-years MIIC International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to join our multi-disciplinary international team, which has strong interest and expertise in vaccine development and nanotechnology.

The successful candidate will be based at the Linkoping University will focus on the in vitro and in vivo feasibility study on nanovaccine in collaboration with University College London (UK). The successful candidate shall gain direct supervision from Prof Jorma Hinkula (LiU, Linkoping, Sweden) and Asso Prof Hirak K Patra (UCL, London, UK). The successful fellow will therefore get exposure and international training to the many varied aspects of cutting-edge pre-clinical biomedical research. The fellow will take responsibility of the everyday laboratory research liaising with the international team.

Key Responsibilities

1. Design and perform in vitro and in vivo model for developing nano vaccines
2. Assisting with BSL3 laboratory management, maintenance and training
3. Assisting with the design and development of 3D spheroid model
4. Analyse, interpret & document data and results, and presenting findings


- PhD Degree in Biological Sciences, Bioengineering or equivalent experience
- Good knowledge of infection animal models
- Knowledge on virus like particle or vaccine research
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent organisational skills, able to plan and prioritise effectively
- A positive outlook, being a multidisciplinary team player willing to get involved and help out where necessary
- Ability to keep good up-to-date records with attention to detail

Desirable Skills

- Experience of running immunological assays
- Experience in a life science or bioengineering and virology laboratory
- Experience of 3D tissue culture
- Good IT skills, experience of running outreach activities

Please include a covering letter with your application describing how you meet the essential criteria for the role. Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) with publication list, and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Please submit your application by midnight on the closing date.

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Jorma Hinkula ( ) and Dr Hirak K Patra ( ) for queries related to the project.



Selected publications

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Jorma Hinkula, Stephanie Devignot, Sara Åkerström, Helen Karlberg, Eva Wattrang, Sandor Bereczky, Mehrdad Mousavi-Jazi, Christian Risinger, Gunnel Lindegren, Caroline Vernersson, Janusz Paweska, Petrus Jansen van Vuren, Ola Blixt, Alejandro Brun, Friedemann Weber, Ali Mirazimi (2017)

Journal of Virology , Vol.91 Continue to DOI

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Tina Falkeborn, Jorma Hinkula, Marie Olliver, Alf Lindberg, Anna-Karin Maltais (2017)

Virology Journal , Vol.14 Continue to DOI

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Rada Ellegård, Elisa Crisci, Jonas Andersson, Esaki M. Shankar, Sofia Nyström, Jorma Hinkula, Marie Larsson (2015)

Journal of Immunology , Vol.195 , s.1698-1704 Continue to DOI

More publications in DiVA


Anirban Sengupta, Noha Al-Otaibi, Claudia Devito, Francisca Lottersberger, Jorma Hinkula (2024) Differential Immune Response Patterns Induced by Anionic and Cationic Lipid Adjuvants in Intranasal Anti-Influenza Immunization Vaccines, Vol. 12, Article 320 Continue to DOI


About me


  • 2005 -- Professor of Molecular Virology, Head of Division of Clinical Chemistry
  • 1993 - PhD in Medicial Sciences
  • 1989 -Bachelor of Science (Bsc) in Biomedical laboratory sciences


  • Medical Programme, semester 1, semester 2 , semester 4 and semester 10
  • Partly responsible for the day of  HIV/AIDS, semester 10
  • Singel-subject courses of Biotechnology, Molekylär biomedicin, Basal virologi
  • Supervisor for BMA- Med students and Civil engineer students, Special- and Project work


  • SMRR
  • BioSafety committée
  • Management Clinical Chemistry