Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Within our research group you will find a unique opportunity to work with cutting edge research in the intersection between circadian rhythms, metabolism and neuroendocrinology. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you may contribute to high quality research on an internationally competitive level.


Our group is an integral part of the unit of endocrinology at the department of medicine in Huddinge and is led by Paul Petrus.


We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in circadian biology. The aim of our research is to identify circadian mechanisms involved in metabolic- and mental- disorders. The successful candidate will drive a multidisciplinary project combining bioinformatic analyses as well as functional characterization using in vitro and in vivo systems. The goal of our research is to design interventions targeting the circadian system with therapeutic relevance for metabolic- and mental- morbidities.

Entry requirements

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. 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) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Prior experience

The applicant is expected to have documented research experience within the field of circadian biology and/or metabolism and/or neuroendocrinology. Prior work using mouse models is a requirement and experience with metabolic- and/or behavioural- phenotyping is a plus. Bioinformatic skills (using R) and experience working with cell cultures is meritorious. 

Location: Flemingsberg, Stockholm

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

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

  • 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
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest September 16.

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

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Salary Monthly salary
Reference number STÖD 2-3089/2022
  • Paul Petrus,
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Elisabeth Henriksson, OFR,
  • Mari Gilljam, OFR,
Published 21.Jul.2022
Last application date 16.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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