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We seek a postdoctoral research fellow for a one year position who will analyse epigenetic patterns in cell and tissue samples from different species and integrate these and other findings in adverse outcome pathways (AOP) relevant for neurodevelopment. The post also includes managing duties in the EpiTox group, such as establishing laboratory routines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and risk assessments. The successful candidate is expected to plan, perform, analyse, and interpret experiments independently, to write scientific publications and grant application. Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to engage in the scientific and social activities at the program and the department. Additionally, she/he will have the opportunity to participate in teaching activities. 

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To qualify for this position, applicants must hold a PhD in (neur)toxicology, pharmacology, molecular or cellbiology, or related sciences. 

Well-documented experience with working with DNA and RNA as well as techniques for analyzing epigenetic marks, such as bisulfite-pyrosequencing and real-time PCR, is required. As the work will be carried out in an international interdisciplinary environment, excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Knowledge on endocrine disruptors, developmental neurotoxicity and the AOP framework as well as experience in scientific writing, grant writing and in establishing SOPs and laboratory risk assessments is advantageous. It is also advantageous if the candidate wants to engage in teaching activities and has previous experience in teaching in the field.

Emphasis will also be placed on personal qualities. We seek a highly motivated person with original, creative and analytical thinking and team spirit. The applicant is expected to take initiative and work independently.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna


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 September 30, 2019.

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

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly payment
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4768/2019
  • Joëlle Rüegg, Associate Professor, PhD, +46 8 524 88518 /joelle.ruegg@ki
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
  • Anne Boström, SEKO,
Published 20.Sep.2019
Last application date 30.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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