Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset

The Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, pursues undergraduate education, research education and internationally recognized research focusing on common diseases and injuries. The goal of all activities is to improve human health.

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

Our goal is to uncover the complex pathophysiological mechanisms behind why diabetic and obese people present decreased stroke recovery.

We search for a candidate with PhD in neuroscience and experience with preclinical stroke research. Metabolic/Diabetes background is a strong plus

Your mission

The candidate should be adaptable to work within our research group and with an already established network involving Academia and the Industry. Thus, highly developed skills in English communication are required.

Your profile

The requirements for the position are here below: pls avoid to send your application if you do not match the majority of these requirements since we will only take in consideration those applications with a stringent match.

  • Stroke research experience documented by one or more publications on peer-reviewed journals.
  • Immunohistochemistry expertise in the injured brain (from frozen and PFA fixed rodent brains).
  • Behavioural tests (sensorimotor and/or cognitive).
  • ELISA/multiplex methods from blood and/or brain.
  • Expertise in neurogenesis and or neuroplasticity recovery mechanisms and/or neuroinflammation are strong plus.
  • Experience in diabetes research is a plus.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

The candidate should have highly developed skills in English both oral and written.


The scholarship is awarded to individuals who come from other countries with the intention of remaining in Sweden only while obtaining part of their education. The scholarship is paid for 12 months at a time, paid monthly and is exempted from Swedish income tax. This educational scholarship can be paid for a maximum of two years.

Application process

Application should include the following documents in English: A short cover letter describing your interest in the position (max 1 page), curriculum vitae (max 1 page excluding Publications), date of PhD exam, name of current supervisor and 1-3 signed recommendation letters or contact addresses.

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

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden.

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First day of employment 2021-08-01
Salary Scholarship
Reference number STÖD 2-1304/2021
  • Cesare Patrone, +46 (0)8 6165084
Published 11.Mar.2021
Last application date 24.May.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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