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Background

The research at our lab The Section of Pharmacogenetics (see https://ki.se/en/fyfa/sektion-of-pharmacogenetics-mis-lab) at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology aims to understand the basis for liver diseases and to identify the genetic origin for differences between individuals in drug metabolism, toxicity and drug response. We, in collaboration with others, strive to understand repair of liver injury and to develop novel in vitro systems for predicting drug response and adverse drug reactions as well as to develop In vitro systems for liver disease and their treatment. The research is financed from e.g. ERC, The Swedish Cancer Foundation, EU (H2020), The Swedish Brain Foundation and The Swedish Research Council.

 

Your mission

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will work with an in vitro model for liver function and disease. The project focuses on use of complex multicellular 3D spheroid systems for identification of interventions of liver diseases like NAFLD, NASH and liver fibrosis. The work includes to produce the liver spheroids from cryopreserved cells, cultivation of these systems and evaluating the effects of different conditions and drugs on disease development and treatment using genetic, genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomic analyses.

 

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent. 

The applicant should have a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, physiology or similar. The applicant is expected to have a good understanding of different laboratory techniques with focus on cell biology and molecular biology. Experience of in vitro organoid systems is required.Furthermore, good communication skills and good proficiency in spoken and written English are necessary. 

 

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.


Location: Solna campus, Biomedicum

Application

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!

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
First day of employment Upon agreement - prel. start in January 2021
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4114/2020
Contact
  • Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, Head of section,, magnus.ingelman-sundberg@ki.se
  • Rebecka Jakobsson, HR-partner,, rebecka.jakobsson@ki.se
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Helin Norberg, SACO, helin.norberg@ki.se
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR, gunnel.brolin@ki.se
Published 14.Oct.2020
Last application date 06.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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