Karolinska Institutet,

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.

For many years the Unit of Toxicology has focused on understanding the mechanisms of various cell death modalities and have used this knowledge in order to understand the pathophysiology of cell-death associated diseases. We are now looking for a qualified and enthusiastic person to join the research group of Professor Boris Zhivotovsky. The group is well-known in the field and published extensively in high impact journals. The candidate will also have a chance to collaborate with other groups within Karolinska Institutet and outside of Sweden.    

Many genes and proteins are known to be involved in the regulation of cell death. However, accumulated evidence suggested that many of these proteins might fulfill other intracellular functions. The postdoctoral project will be focused on investigation of non-cell death functions of some of these proteins.

The candidate needs to have experience in the field of cell death. The candidate should have considerable research experience in this field and familiar with respective cell and molecular biology, as well as biochemical methods. Advanced skills are needed for understanding of a link between the cell cycle and cell death phenomenon.

Fluent English and experience in publications are essential.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship
The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • 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
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Scholarship
Reference number 2-253/2020
  • Boris Zhivotovsky, professor emeritus, boris.zhivotovsky@ki.se
  • Bertrand Joseph, professor , bertrand.joseph@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 070-173 85 75, biborka.bveress@ki.se
  • Anne Boström, SEKO , 08-524 875 79, anne.bostrom@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, 08-524 874 19, niklas.andersson@ki.se
Published 17.Jan.2020
Last application date 14.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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