The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of
medical science including aging, Alzheimer, biomaterial, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology,
functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry,
immunology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment,
including around 250 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department
resides in Neo at Campus Flemingsberg, a biomedical research building, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Your mission

We are looking for a Postdoc to Staffan Strömnblad´research group.

The candidate will take an ongoing project to completion , regarding the role of mechanotransduction in cellular senescence. This includes handling transgenic mouse cancer models, tissue analysis, and in vitro cell models. You will work in a research group focusing on cell-matrix interactions and cellular signaling in cancer and will contribute to and benefit from an ambitious research environment.

The position is for two years.

Your profile

The candidate must have a PhD, preferably in Cancer biology. The candidate must also have significant experience in mechanotransduction, cellular senescence, cancer biology, transgenic mouse models, tissue analysis, in vitro cell models, and confocal imaging. You should also have personal experience in what it takes to publish in highly visible journals.
You are curious, ambitious, and passionate for science. You have your own driving force and work well individually as well as in a team. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

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.

Location: Flemingsberg


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

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

Welcome to apply at the latest 8 June 2022.

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

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

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2229/2022
  • Staffan Strömblad, PI and Professor, +46-70-4484612
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-52483549
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-52484080
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-52481012
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, +46-70-8620230
Published 20.May.2022
Last application date 08.Jun.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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