Karolinska Institutet, Department of Dental Medicine

The Department of Dental Medicine at Campus Flemingsberg focuses on the education of dentists and
dental hygienists. In addition, we perform research, dental specialization training and provide patient
care by specialist dentists.
Karolinska Institutet and the rest of Scandinavia have been world leaders in dentistry for decades.

Division of Oral Diseases, Section of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene – Professor Nagihan Bostanci.  

Area of responsibilities/description of work
This postdoctoral position is available from Fall 2017 in the research group of Prof. Nagihan Bostanci, at the newly formed Division of Oral Diseases, Department of Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet. The postdoctoral scientist who will fulfil this position is expected to be independent, with a strong background in host-biofilm interaction modelling and application of quantitative proteomics, to carry out a research project focused on the pathogenesis of periodontal diseases. This interdisciplinary project requires knowledge and skills in cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology and high-throughput omic technologies. 

The applicant must hold a doctoral degree or a foreign qualification equivalent to a doctorate. A PhD in biological / natural sciences is required, preferably on related to the study of oral/periodontal diseases. Experience in organotypic tissue cultures, biofilm models and quantitative proteomics is a strong merit. The successful candidate should demonstrate competence and independence in performing laboratory work, be highly motivated and exhibit strong organisational, writing, and communication skills.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for carrying out postdoctoral research may be granted to persons living in other countries who come to Sweden with the intention of only staying in Sweden for all or part of their postdoctoral education at KI. Persons who are resident in Sweden and/or have carried out all or part of their academic education at KI or some other educational institution in Sweden cannot be considered for scholarships from KI. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:
Curriculum vitae and qualifications – a complete curriculum vitae, including date of thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current positions, distinctions, student supervision and committee work. A complete list of publications A motivation letter Contact information of three references, recommendation letters also welcome. A summary of current work (no more than one page) Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline) 

The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment In agreement
Salary Montly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3738/2017
  • Nagihan Bostanci, professor, 08-524 880 21
  • Charlotte Wikhagen, human resources, 08-52488046
Union representative
  • Patricia de Palma, SACO, 08-524 881 29
  • Inga-Lill Tillgren, OFR, 08-524 881 74
  • Ingrid Blomberg, SEKO, 08-524 880 68
Published 21.Aug.2017
Last application date 11.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CEST

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