Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för medicin, Huddinge


The Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre (ICMC) has recently been established as a research collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to addresses a variety of strategic research areas. The ICMC creates a unique interface between academia and industry, provides outstanding infrastructure, and aims to develop innovative therapeutic approaches. A particular strength of the center is its expertise in latest sequencing technologies, including single-cell transcriptomics, and our lab takes advantage of this expertise for the study of aging and age-related diseases.

Research group and project

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Christian Riedel at the ICMC at Karolinska Institutet. The research group studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate aging and age-related disease, combining studies in model organisms as well as in humans.

The focus of this fully funded position is to develop cell-culture based assays and novel Next Generation Sequencing-based strategies for the study of aging in humans. By these methods, we aim to follow the physiological aging process and identify interventions that can prevent human aging and age-related diseases.

This work will be conducted in close collaboration with the laboratory of Rickard Sandberg at the Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Biology (Karolinska Institutet) as well as partners at the departments of Discovery Sciences and CVMD-iMed at the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The project will provide excellent possibilities for high-impact publications as well as personal career development. 

See also: http://ki.se/en/medh/christian-riedel-group and http://riedellab.org

The position is for 1 year with the possibility of up to three years of extension.


The postdoctoral fellow is expected to play a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, analysis, and the presentation/publication of results.

Qualifications/Entry requirements

The applicants should have a PhD degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Physiology, or similar, obtained within the last 7 years. They are expected to be talented, highly motivated, and hardworking researchers, with a good understanding of biochemical, molecular biology, and genetic techniques, good communication skills and proficiency in spoken and written English. Applicants should have prior experience with cell culture systems. Additional skills in primary cell culture, cell culture-based screening approaches, next generation sequencing methods, transcriptomics, or aging biology are particularly appreciated. Strong emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ scientific track-record, in particular peer-reviewed publications.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

A cover letter or letter of motivation (no more than half a page).

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, 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)
  • Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labor unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  • Verification from the thesis defense committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defense is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

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

Type of employment Contrat de durée déterminée, plus long que 6 mois
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4663/2016
  • Christian Riedel, christian.riedel@ki.se
Union representative
  • Mats Rudling, SACO, mats.rudling@ki.se
  • Yvonne Edlund, yvonne.edlund@ki.se
Published 23.Nov.2016
Last application date 05.Jan.2017 11:59 PM CET

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