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Karolinska Institutet, AIMES - Center for the Advancement of Integrated Medical and Engineering Sciences, Department of Neuroscience, Solna

AIMES - Center for the Advancement of Integrated Medical and Engineering Sciences is a newly established interdisciplinary research center co-affiliated between Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Research at AIMES is characterized by intimate interactions between pre-clinical and clinical scientists and researchers with natural sciences and engineering backgrounds. Biomedical research in infection and neuroscience is addressed by the development of cutting-edge approaches based on Organic Bioelectronics, Organ-on-Chip technology, and Tissue Microbiology, which combines expertise in electroactive polymers, chemistry, microfluidics, neurobiology, microbiology, physiology, pathology and intravital imaging. Other areas of research include renewable biomaterials, sensor technologies and anti-fouling surfaces. AIMES has an explicit aim to translate scientific findings to societal use via strong interactions with external stakeholders.

AIMES is located in Biomedicum, KI Campus Solna. AIMES is hosted at KI by the Department of Neuroscience, world-leaders in research on the function of the nervous system in health and disease. AIMES host at KTH is the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, the largest academic institution on native and synthetic polymers in Sweden.

AIMES seeks a Senior Researcher for a 20% position in Microphysiological models.

The employment includes both research, education and outreach in the field of Microphysiological models. This position is multidisciplinary, aiming to span across research fields. The candidate will be expected to conduct research at the interface of biology, electronics and materials science to initiate new lines of research, pursue application-driven research and establishing new collaborative research projects both within and beyond AIMES in subject areas such as microfluidic tissue models and organic bioelectronics. The candidate is expected to take advantage of the group’s existing collaboration infrastructure, while at the same time seeking out new research partners. The candidate must therefore be able to lead successful collaborations. The selected candidate should also be prepared to supervise graduate students / post-doctoral fellows, be responsible for the writing of research and review articles, and submit or coordinate research proposals

The candidate will be engaged in teaching activities at Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level, including the supervision of students. The duties also include course responsibility and the development of new curriculum of courses at the interface between fundamental and application-driven research.

Qualifications
A person is eligible to be appointed Researcher if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence, as well as documented research after the defense of his or her doctoral thesis.

Applicants with an interdisciplinary background in engineering and medical sciences and particularly soft material’s science and stem cell biology are requested. Familiarity with organic bioelectronics and microfluidics is required and experience with microphysiological models is an advantage. Knowledge of polymer development, electroactive materials, neural cell differentiation, and the ability to develop novel neural cell models is necessary. Experience in techniques from complimentary fields including proteomics, metabolomics and pharmacokinetics is also desirable. The candidate should have an international-level publication record and demonstrated ability to perform independent research. International experience, networks and a proven track record in obtaining independent financing are advantageous. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, independent and resourceful, have good communication skills, show good working habits, and have the ability to integrate well in multi-disciplinary research teams.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • A PhD degree in Applied Physics or Bioengineering
  • Research expertise, demonstrated by research publications, conference attendance, engagement in research cooperation and demonstrated ability to perform independent research
  • A documented interdisciplinary background in engineering and medical sciences and particularly soft material’s science and stem cell biology
  • Documented familiarity with organic bioelectronics and microfluidics and experience with microphysiological models
  • Documented knowledge of polymer development, electroactive materials, neural cell differentiation, and the ability to develop novel neural cell models is necessary
  • Proven experience in techniques from complimentary fields including proteomics, metabolomics and pharmacokinetics
  • International experience, networks and a proven track record in obtaining independent financing from principal research foundations in national and/or international competition.
  • Enthusiastic, independent and resourceful, have good communication skills, show good working habits, and have the ability to integrate well in multi-disciplinary research teams
  • Proven ability to perfom high-level research on Organ-on-Chip technology

Of merit:

International recognition as an invited speaker from principal international scientific congresses or conferences.

Experience in teaching, guest lecturing in interdisciplinary courses.

Bases of assessment

We stress research expertise when assessing applicants.

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna

 

Application

An application must contain the following documents in English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest 6 November 2020.

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

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment omg
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 20 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4484/2020
Contact
  • Agneta Richter Dahlfors, 08- 524 874 25, agneta.richter.dahlfors@ki.se
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, magnus.ana@ki.se
  • Björn Meister, SACO, bjorn.meister@ki.se
Published 23.Oct.2020
Last application date 06.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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