Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa

The Department is organized in 10 divisions: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Surgery, Neuropediatrics, Pediatric Oncology, Neonatology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Neuropsychiatry (KIND), Reproductive and Perinatal Health. The divisions have separate scientific profiles and vary in size and have several research groups, dealing with both basic and clinical science.

The research conducted at the WHO centre for research and research training in Human Reproduction headed by Professor Kristina Gemzell Danielsson focuses on fertility and fertility regulation, embryo implantation, endometrial function, steroid hormones, contraceptive technology, and comprehensive abortion care and global sexual and reproductive health. It includes academic clinical studies and clinical trials supported by pharmaceutical companies or NGOs and extensive national and international collaboration.

The experimental studies of the group focus is to explore the basics of female reproductive sciences at the molecular level to understand fertility and its associated disorders with the intention of translating the knowledge to clinical applications.

For more  information, http://ki.se/en/kbh/reproductive-health-reproductive-medicine-research

Project and Duties
The current project focusses on exploring the molecular link between endometriosis and ovarian cancer, with the overall aim to develop early diagnosis and treatment for women with increased cancer risk. Innovative aspects of this project involve integration of knowledge from traditional histology, use of advanced molecular tools and bioinformatic approaches to explore key molecular alterations (genetic and epigenetic markers) associated with malignant transformation.

Applicants should have a strong background in molecular biology, endometriosis and a deep interest towards gynecological cancers. The candidate is expected to be relatively independent in the areas of experimental design, data gathering and analysis as well as manuscript preparation. The candidate must have basic understanding of sequencing platforms, competence on bio-informatic data analysis and computer skills. Also, the selected candidate will have the responsibility to supervise PhD- and Master- students with their thesis work. Hence, it is meritorious to have experience in handling clinical samples, cell/molecular techniques such as flow cytometry, real-time PCR, ELISA, in vitro assays for testing cellular behaviour and gene silencing techniques.

Entry requirements 
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

The position requires experience with some of the above described methodologies. Also, a hardworking and positive team-player with excellent communication skills in English is essential.

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

  1. 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
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

Type of employment Määräaikainen yli 6 kuukautta
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3146/2019
  • Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, 08-517 795 39
Union representative
  • Bodil Moberg , OFR, 08-524 836 01
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • John Inge Johnsen , SACO, 08-517 775 15
Published 05.Jun.2019
Last application date 14.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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