Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. You will work in a research group with expertise in molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration, where you will have great opportunies to grow as researcher. 

The Division
The Division of Neurogeriatrics perform research on different aspects of Alzheimer’s disease from molecules to patients. Our research group (PI: Maria Ankarcrona) investigates molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying mitochondrial dysfunction and neuronal cell death in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The group works in an inspiring and interactive research environment in BioClinicum, KI-Campus Solna and has on-going collaborative projects with national and international research groups.

Your mission
The postdoctoral position will include involvement in projects regarding mitochondrial functions and endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondria interplay in neurodegenerative disorders. The postdoc will be involved in all parts of the projects ranging from planning and performing experimental work to project and data management, and dissemination of results.

Your profile
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. You must have a doctoral degree in Medical Sciences or Health Sciences. You are expected to have a background in neurobiology and neurodegeneration with good knowledge of the nervous system. You should also have experience with biochemical and cell biological methods. Previous knowledge in fixed- and live cell imaging is essential. Image analysis or bioinformatics skills will be considered as a distinct advantage. Experience with neuronal cultures or human iPS-derived neuronal cells will be also valued.

You must be able to work independently, take own initiatives, have good collaborative skills, be socially competent and be fluent in written and spoken English.

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 December 31 2019

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

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
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5587/2019
  • Maria Ankarcrona, Professor, +46 (0) 8 524 835 77
  • Ulla Cronfalk-Hernlund, Administrativ chef, +46 (0) 8 524 868 18
  • Maria Staiger, Personalhandläggare, + 46 (0) 8 524 837 79
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
Published 18.Nov.2019
Last application date 14.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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