Karolinska Institutet, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Strategic Research Programme in Diabetes (SRP Diabetes) at Karolinska Institutet is funding a prestigious fellowship programme for postdoctoral research fellows. The Programme is focused on research in diabetes and its comorbidities. With this postdoctoral programme SRP Diabetes aims to support the next generation of exceptional young scientists within the diabetes area, including both experimental and clinical research. As part of this programme, we are now looking to recruit 4 outstanding postdoctoral research fellows. Full details on each project and contact information to the PIs can be found at: http://ki.se/en/srp-diabetes/postdoctoral-fellowships

Based at Karolinska Institutet, fellows will undertake a cutting-edge research project in a competitive lab and be part of the SRP Diabetes dynamic research environment where several events will be held throughout the year such as high-profile lectures, symposia, internal retreat, etc. which the fellows will attend

The fellowships are fully funded, and salary is provided for a 2-year period. It is our intention that the positions will start in the autumn of 2023, though some flexibility with the start date might be possible.

Available Research Projects

The following 4 projects are available (click each project to reach the corresponding job posting):

  1. Integrating transcriptomics and chemical biology for induction of ß-cells. Prinicipal Investigator: Olov Andersson
  2. Somatosensory networks control glucose homeostasis. Principal Investigator: Alessandro Furlan
  3. Investigating DNA damage as a driver of adipocyte senescence and inflammation in obese, hyperinsulinemic individuals. Principal Investigator: Kirsty Spalding
  4. Mapping the biodistribution of multivalent insulin variants in zebrafish and in mice. Principal Investigator: Ana Teixeira

Full details on each project and contact information for the PI’s can be found at: srp-diabetes/postdoctoral-fellowships

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.



You can do one of the following:

a) go to this website https://ki.se/en/srp-diabetes/postdoctoral-fellowships to find detailed information on the projects and labs and the individual job postings with their online application form:

b) Directly click on the individual projects titles above to find the corresponding job posting and online application form


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Contract type Full time
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Last application date 14.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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