Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with Region Stockholm as well as other research groups from Karolinska Institutet and other universities.
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The division of Neuro conducts research in neurological diseases, brain and spinal cord injuries. The group of Translational Neuropharmacology includes mainly molecular biologists, biochemists and medical doctors performing research under supervision of professor Per Svenningsson (https://ki.se/en/ cns/per-svenningssons-research-group). The aim of the research is further elucidation of factors underlying Parkinson's disease (PD), Huntington's disease and depression. The research extends widely from basic to clinical research, which facilitates the translation of basic findings into clinical, in order to discover prospective therapies for PD patients. The strength of the group lies in the fact that this translational opportunity is combined with methodological expertise in pharmacology, biochemistry and histology.

Over the course of the appointment, the development of various assays for receptor signaling and function with electrophysiological and biochemical approaches will be one important focus of the project. Successful applicants will generate novel data subsequently tested behaviorally in animal models of Parkinsonism. Independence and strong motivation are expected throughout the project. Candidates will be encouraged to serve as mentors for exam students and Ph.D. students, thus building their experience for future leadership.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible to be appointed Senior Researcher if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence, as well as documented research after publicly defending his or her doctoral thesis corresponding to qualification as Assistant professor.

Applicants must have a strong background in animal models of Parkinsonism, and extensive experience with methods of behavioral, molecular and cellular neuroscience including biochemistry and electrophysiology is required. In addition, candidates must demonstrate a solid knowledge of histology and pharmacology in theory and practice. Training in medicine and a MD degree are strong advantages. Ideal applicants will bring a strong team spirit to the laboratory. Experience to be a supervisor to PhD students will be advantage. Excellent command of the English language is highly preferred.

Bases of assessment
We stress research expertise when assessing applicants.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English: Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). 

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

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4134/2019
  • Per Svenningsson, Professor, per.svenningsson@ki.se
  • Elin Hammergård, HR-administrator, elin.hammergard@ki.se
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37
Published 13.Aug.2019
Last application date 23.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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