Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The Department consists of several divisions that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: cardiovascular medicine, allergy, and inflammatory diseases.

The current position is advertised by the Division of Cardiology at the Department of Medicine Solna which conducts clinical, epidemiological and experimental research as well as education.

Your mission

The selected researcher will contribute to the understanding of the molecular and cellular processes underlying vascular and cardiac dysfunction in the context of obesity, diabetes and associated metabolic disease. A major part of the project will be to identify detrimental epigenetic/transcriptomic signatures eliciting oxidative and inflammatory changes. These objectives will be accomplished by a translational approach focused to characterizing cardiovascular phenotypes through novel technologies, genetically-engineered animal models and clinical studies. The candidate will work on experiments to decipher novel molecular networks, perform statistical analyses and writing reports or manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will be also engaged in teaching and supervising PhD and MD students, as well as in writing applications for funding. This is a temporary full-time position.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a post-doc, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, in Biomedicine (or an equivalent scientific degree), the candidate must have demonstrated research, teaching as well as development and collaborative skills.

The ideal applicant is expected to:

  1. have a background expertise in molecular biology with a track-record in ChIP assay, gene profiling of chromatin modifying enzymes and
  2. have knowledge in ex-vivo animal studies (e.g. organ chamber experiments) with Felasa Licence for handling small animals (mice/rats);
  3. have good experience in basic and translational studies on cardiovascular research;
  4. have knowledge in the methodology needed for performing studies, including good knowledge of statistical programs;
  5. having teaching experience and organizational skills, enabling educational activities.

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. 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.

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. 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. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group of Prof. Francesco Cosentino, focusing on the link between environmental factors, metabolic disease and premature cardiovascular disease.

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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)

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

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1383/2023
  • Francesco Cosentino,
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 30.Mar.2023
Last application date 17.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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