Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Integrative Physiology research group at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery at Karolinska Institutet is seeking two highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to join the group of Professors Juleen R. Zierath and Anna Krook. The research is focused on translational studies on cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes and the positive effects of physical exercise on glucose and lipid metabolism in skeletal muscle. The candidate will join our research group and work on projects focused on the identification and biological validation of key regulatory metabolic pathways that contribute to the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Postdoc #1

Your mission

The candidate will work on the regulation of insulin sensitivity specifically in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue but also on a whole-body level using several model systems. Projects cover disease mechanisms as well as protocol and assay development.

Your profile

Expertise and research experience in cell biology and molecular biology. A clinical background and experience from clinical studies are highly desired. Research experience in cell culture is also valuable, particularly primary cultures are useful. The candidate must be fluent in English, have excellent writing skills and be able to take the lead on projects. Some knowledge of spoken Swedish would be advantageous for contact with research subjects. We are looking for a cooperative candidate who thrives to work with others. The candidate will join an enthusiastic, collaborative, hardworking and dynamic team.

Apply latest 18 July.

Postdoc #2

Your mission

The candidate will work on the regulation of insulin sensitivity in insulin sensitive tissues with a special emphasis on tissue crosstalk. Work will be performed in isolated tissues as well as in a whole-body setting using several model systems. Projects cover disease mechanisms as well as protocol and assay development.

Your profile

Expertise and research experience in animal physiology, cell biology and molecular biology. Previous work with rodent phenotyping is a requirement. Research experience in cell culture is also valuable, particularly primary cultures is useful. The candidate must be fluent in English, have excellent writing skills and be able to take the lead on projects. We are looking for a cooperative candidate who thrives to work with others. The candidate will join an enthusiastic, collaborative, hardworking and dynamic team.

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.

Apply latest 15 August

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

Read more: https://ki.se/en/mmk/integrative-physiology

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 at the latest 15 August 2021

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

 

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3215/2021
Contact
  • Anna Krook, Professor, anna.krook@ki.se
Union representative
  • Virpi Töhönen, SACO, virpi.tohonen@ki.se
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR, elisabeth.noren-krog@ki.se
Published 29.Jun.2021
Last application date 15.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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