Karolinska Institutet,

The Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (MMK) carries out both preclinical and clinical research within numerous fields. Linked to the department are approximately 450 researchers, postgraduate students, teachers and technical & administrative staff and we currently have about 150 PhD students. The department is conducting undergraduate courses for medical students, physiotherapist students, biomedicine students and biomedical laboratory students.

Signal Transduction Laboratory, Rolf Luft Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet. Read more:https://ki.se/en/mmk/signal-transduction?_ga=2.18674619.303080718.1562566572-8615944.1547806620

One of our ongoing, long-term projects is the understanding of the beta-cell signaling machinery in vivo. It aims to gain in depth understanding of beta-cell function in vivo and possible changes in the signaling cascade under diabetic conditions. Most of the work is carried out using in vivo microscopy, which is complimented with animal physiology experiments and immunohistochemistry. The project strives to generate mechanistic knowledge on beta-cell function and survival and to develop innovative therapeutic approaches against diabetes. The successful applicant will join and enhance ongoing efforts in beta-cell research focusing on the physiology and pathophysiology in primary rodent and human beta-cells in vivo.

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

  • PhD with academic experience in a Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bio/Chemical Engineering, Immunology, Biochemistry or related major field
  • Experience in the field of islet transplantation or related field
  • Working knowledge of oligonucleotide chemistry, including aptamers, small interfering RNA, small activating RNA, miRNA or related field with an expressed interest in drug delivery
  • Basic understanding of immunology, with an expressed interest in immunomodulation strategies
  • Demonstrated experience with either human on mouse islet biology
  • A basic understanding of in vivo imaging techniques is desirable
  • Self-initiative and ability to work independently as well as part of a cross-functional team
  • Excellent English proficiency (written and verbal) and project coordination skills

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 Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3953/2019
  • Per-Olof Berggren, per-olof.berggren@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR, elisabeth.noren-krog@ki.se
Published 11.Jul.2019
Last application date 24.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CET

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