Karolinska Institutet,

Olov Anderssons research group, part of Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB),  recently moved to Biomedicum. A new interdisciplinary research center designed to concentrate much of the experimental research conducted at Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna under one roof to promote collaboration. Biomedicum will house approximately 1,600 researchers and other personnel and allow expensive equipment to be shared and utilized more effectively.

Division and Duties
Olov Anderssons research group are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to study how small molecules can promote regeneration of beta-cells in zebrafish. In an ERC-funded lab the succesfull applicant will be using chemical-genetic screening techniques in zebrafish to identify compounds, genes and signalling pathways that can promote β-cell regeneration. For examples of how the research can be conducted, see:

Andersson et al., Cell Metabolism:

Lu et al., The EMBO Journal:

Liu et al., Diabetes:

The present project will extend our initial studies using pharmacology to genetics in zebrafish, as well as to studies in the mouse. The studies will include assessing neogenesis/differentation and reprgramming to beta cells, and how such cellular changes affect glycemia.

The zebrafish are amenable to efficient transgenesis and high-resolution imaging. We will make use of these properties to generate transgenic/mutant zebrafish for single-cell analysis of phenotypes. The successful applicants will have a strong background in cell and molecular biology or biochemistry, and keen interest in beta-cell regeneration using model organisms.

Entry requirements
We are looking for independent and driven candidates who have at least one first-name publication in a peer-reviewed journal. A documented ability to independently carry out experimental research projects is required, as are good communication skills in spoken and written English.

The successful applicants may have experience in one or several of the following techniques/models:

  1. Molecular, cellular and biochemical techniques, e.g. cloning, Q-PCR, and immunohistochemistry
  2. Drug screening
  3. Bioinformatics
  4. Metabolism/diabetes research in mouse models
  5. Organoid cultures
  6. Zebrafish as a model system

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

Application process
An employment 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
  • Cover letter stating the motivation to apply and key skills that match the profile (no more than one page)

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment as soon as possible
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1951/2019
  • Olov Andersson, olov.andersson@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
  • Elisabeth Valenzuela, SEKO, 08-524 863 53
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37, magnus.ana@ki.se
Published 26.Mar.2019
Last application date 26.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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