Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

You will be a part of the Kallioniemi research group. Our group focuses on optimizing treatments for individual cancer patients based on molecular profiling and functional drug testing. Our goal in this project to characterize highly miniaturized liver models for future precision medicine efforts in drug safety.

Your mission

The Kallioneimi group is seeking a motivated and dedicated Postdoc to work on a collaborative project to develop, characterize and screen highly miniaturized liver models. The focus will be on functional drug testing, phenotypic profiling and image analysis. The applicant will be expected to regularly present and communicate the scientific results achieved both in a written and oral format, develop current protocols for handling primary human liver cells and interact with the larger project team from other academic institutions and industry.

Your profile

A successful candidate should be highly ambitious and motivated.

  • At the start of employment, you hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field such as pharmaceutical, medical or biological science.
  • Hands-on experience with primary human cell culture and high content microscopy is required.  

Experience in high-throughput drug screening, and image analysis are highly valued.
Experience in analyzing large datasets is also highly valued. Expertise in molecular biology techniques is also valued. Experience and knowledge from projects related to drug safety and precision cancer medicine are merits. Knowledge in the field of drug discovery and development and liver diseases are merits. The candidate should have a documented ability to carry out experimental research projects and independent project management. The applicant is fluent in English and proficiency in written/spoken Swedish is valued. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, enjoy working in a collaborative setting and be very self-driven. The individual should also be organized, and responsible, demonstrate excellent research lab practices, and set a high standard for all people in the group. Ability to work in a team-science-oriented way will be highly valued. 

What do we offer?

The Kallioniemi group is a creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity where each researcher has the possibility to develop individually as well as in a team. Our host university Karolinska Institutet (KI) vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At KI, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. KI is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holidays and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Your work will be carried out at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab), which is a leading national infrastructure for next-generation life science research in Sweden. SciLifeLab is jointly operated by the four host universities: Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University, and it has facilities in four other universities across Sweden. There are over 1000 people working at SciLifeLab, either in research groups or in the infrastructure facilities, most of them in the KI Solna campus and in Uppsala. This position resides at the Solna campus. 

Type of employment: Temporary position, 12 months, with the possibility of extension

 Location: SciLifeLab, Solna

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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 23-03-14

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
First day of employment Upon agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-692/2023
  • Brinton Seashore-Ludlow,
Union representative
  • Per Hydbring/Nick Tobin, Saco,
  • Henry Wölling, Seko,
  • Helen Eriksson,OFR,
Published 15.Feb.2023
Last application date 14.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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