Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för medicinsk biokemi och biofysik/Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Vascular Biology

Scope of the lab
The Jakobsson lab investigates processes of vascular morphogenesis and function in development and disease, including malformation with direct connections to human pathology. The lab utilizes mouse models with fluorescent reporters and inducible genetic loss- and gain- of-function in combination with state-of-the-art confocal live imaging (multi-photon, in vivo and ex vivo). The lab has an extensive scientific network within the field.

The project
The projects are extensions of our previous findings on endothelial cell behaviour and gene expression in vascular patterning and malformation in relation to components within the TGFbeta/BMP super family. Data acquisition will be facilitated by novel mouse models and in vivo time-lapse microscopy. For available technologies please visit the website.

Who are you?
We are looking for a highly motivated person with a passion for understanding biology in depth.

To qualify, the applicant must hold a doctor’s degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate in the field of molecular biology, biotechnology/engineering or similar.

Previous experience in confocal microscopy and/or image analysis, in vivo experimentation, vascular biology, tissue culture, cell signalling, would be an advantage. A strong publication record is highly desirable.

The candidate should be self-motivated and driven with good communication skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in a team. A high level of English, spoken and written, is a requirement.

Type of scholarship
Karolinska Institutet awards scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies.  This educational scholarship, which is paid for a maximum of two years within four years after the receipt of a PhD or the equivalent, is tax-exempt. The amount is set for twelve months at a time and is paid out on a monthly basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process
The application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. Curriculum vitae, including thesis title and date of defence.
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. Letter of motivation (~1 page), explaining research interests an expertise.
  4. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

Type of employment Postdoctoral scholarship
Contract type Full time
Reference number 2-3870/2015
  • Lars Jakobsson, +46 (0)8-524 879 68
Union representative
  • Anne Edgren, OFR, +46 (0)8-616 16 29
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, +46 (0)70-173 85 75
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, +46 (0)8-524 880 75
Published 02.Nov.2015
Last application date 23.Nov.2015 11:59 PM CET

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