Karolinska Institutet,

At the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology we teach and conduct internationally acclaimed, high-quality research in Physiology, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Intensive care. We have around 400 employees, 30 research groups, and 90 doctoral students. Our research fields include cellular signaling, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, neuropsychopharmacology, neuroinflammation, pharmacogenetics, regenerative medicine, Renal System, anesthesiology and intensive care, muscle physiology and pain. Our collaboration with the clinics at Karolinska University Hospital provides unique opportunities for translational research within our subjects. More information about research at http://ki.se/fyfa_english

The research will be conducted in the group of Associate Professor Volker Lauschke (Personalized Medicine and Drug Development; http://ki.se/en/fyfa/section-of-pharmacogenetics-lauschke-lab). In the group, we use 3D cell culture systems of primary human cells, microfluidics and integrative bioinformatics approaches to develop better model systems for prediction of drug toxicity and to identify novel therapeutic strategies for complex metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. In addition, we are interested in understanding the molecular basis of hepatic plasticity in liver injury and regeneration. Furthermore, we study the genetic basis of drug response and adverse drug reactions on a population-scale. The research of the group is financed by The Swedish Research Council, the Malin and Lennart Philipson Foundation, the Strategic Research Program in Diabetes, as well as the Harald Jeansson Foundation.

We are looking for research assistant who will work towards the development of an in vitro platform for T2DM modelling. The successful applicant will be responsible for design and fabrication of microfluidic platforms made from off-stoichiometry thiols (OSTE) in coordination with wet lab biologists. Ambition to apply for external funding is explicitly encouraged.

Entry requirements
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

Other requirements
The candidate in question must have at least two years of experience in the design fabrication of microfluidic platforms. Specifically, experience and a proven track record in working with OSTE is required. Furthermore, we require strong proficiency in spoken and written English and an interest in working in international and interdisciplinary teams. Additional understanding of cell biology, liver physiology and diabetes will be an asset. We value a person with good communications skills able to work quite independently.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3165/2019
  • Dr. Volker M Lauschke, volker.lauschke@ki.se
Union representative
  • Göran Engberg, SACO, 08-524 867 17
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 04.Jun.2019
Last application date 17.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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