Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Strategic Research Programme for Diabetes (SRP Diabetes) at Karolinska Institutet is funding a prestigious fellowship programme for postdoctoral research fellows. The Programme is focused on research in diabetes and its comorbidities. With this postdoctoral programme SRP Diabetes aims to support the next generation of exceptional young scientists within the diabetes area, including both experimental and clinical research. As part of this programme, we are looking to recruit 5 outstanding postdoctoral research fellows. Full details on each project and contact information to the PIs can be found at: srp-diabetes/postdoctoral-fellowships

Based at Karolinska Institutet, fellows will undertake a cutting-edge research project, mentored by world-leading researchers in the field of diabetes. To increase coherence around the Fellowship programme, several events will be held throughout the year such as high-profile lectures, symposia, etc. which the fellows will attend.

The fellowships are fully funded, and salary is provided for a 2-year period. It is our intention that the positions will start in the autumn of 2022, though some flexibility with the start date might be possible.

Research Projects
The following 5 projects are available:

  1. Prinicipal Investigator: Petter Brodin
    Project Title: Early life imprinting and modulation of the risk of developing type 1 diabetes.
  2. Principal Investigator: Anna Krook
    Project Title: Exosomal miRNAs and effects on skeletal muscle metabolism.
  3. Principal Investigator: Johanna Lanner
    Project Title: Illuminating mechanisms linked to muscle dysfunction in peripheral artery disease.
  4. Principal Investigator: Laura Pazzagli
    Project Title: The impact of socioeconomic factors on antidiabetic medications use and discontinuation and type 2 diabetes consequences such as cardiovascular problems, kidney failure and retinopathy.
  5. Prinicipal Investigators: Mikael Rydén and Niklas Mejhert
    Project Title: Mechanisms linking white adipocyte glutamine metabolism to insulin resistance.

Full details on each project and contact information for the PI’s can be found at: srp-diabetes/postdoctoral-fellowships

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. 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.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


The closing date for applications is midnight CEST on Saturday 30th April 2022.


Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number
Published 29.Mar.2022
Last application date 15.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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