Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The research group led by Dr. Myriam Aouadi is seeking an Assistant professor with strong expertise in biomedical data science. The candidate will independently develop novel computational tools and analyze pipelines to investigate the contribution of macrophages in metabolic diseases.

Your mission

The research aims to investigate molecular regulators of liver and adipose tissue inflammation and function in the context of obesity and diabetes. The division is also involved in education, with respect to metabolic disease, biochemistry, immunology and biomedical data science.
The research projects aim to understand the transcriptional regulation of genes in liver macrophages in metabolic diseases and to understand the mechanisms for the links between obesity and metabolic and liver diseases. The studies are performed in human tissues, animal rodent models as well as in vitro in cell models.
The assistant professor will serve as project leader, responsible for coordination of the computational projects, and will actively apply for grants, write scientific manuscripts, and present the research results nationally and internationally. Supervision of PhD-students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians is also expected.

The employment as Assistant Professor is time limited to 4 years with the right to apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer.

Eligibility requirements

A person is eligible to be appointed Assistant professor if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence. The persons appointed should primarily be the ones who have been granted a Degree of Doctor or have reached the corresponding competence no more than five years before the end of the application period.
Those who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence earlier may however be considered if special grounds exist. Special grounds refer to illness or parental leave.
The successful candidate should have also conducted postdoctoral studies and published peer-reviewed articles as a lead author in the field of computational biology and Diabetes. Strong expertise in computational biology, particularly analysis of single cell RNA sequencing data is required. It’s desirable if the applicant has previously conducted research in metabolism and immunology, has a structured and independent approach, accuracy and good analytical skills. The applicant should also have proven competence in analysis of gene and protein regulation/expression at the single cell level. Good knowledge of English, written and spoken, is a requirement.

Bases of assessment

We stress scientific expertise when assessing applicants. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ability to work in a team, scientific rigor, and capacity to clearly transfer knowledge.

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.


Read more about the research group here.
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We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest: 2020-11-06

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

Particular assessment for promotion to Senior Lecturer

An Assistant Professor employed in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4 Section 12a shall be promoted to Senior Lecturer if he or she is eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer in accordance with the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet and is assessed to be suitable for such employment in accordance with the assessment criteria that KI has decided should be applied when being promoted to Senior Lecturer. The assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet that was valid at the time of appointment as Assistant Professor will be applied when applying for promotion to Senior Lecturer. Current assessment criteria is found here. Such promotion results in a permanent position as Senior Lecturer.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4539/2020
  • Dr. Myriam Aouadi,
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Christina Hammarstedt, OFR,
Published 23.Oct.2020
Last application date 06.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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