Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för cell- och molekylärbiologi

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) is a department with a strong focus on basic science. CMB conducts research and education in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, cancer and infection biology.

Division and Duties
Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions are available in the group of Professor Maria G. Masucci at the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology with particular focus on perturbation of ubiquitin and Ubiqution-like signaling pathways and the induction of DNA damage. The successful applicants will join a research team investigating the molecular mechanisms by which infection by oncogenic viruses promote carcinogenesis with particular focus on the induction of DNA damage and telomere dysfunction. We applying basic cell biology, biochemistry and visualization techniques to identify new targets for interfering with the oncogenic process and study the contribution of oxidative stress to the regulation of virus latency and replication.

For more information see:

-       Li J, Callegari S, Masucci MG. PLoS Pathog. 2017 Apr 17;13(4):e1006338.
Gastaldello S, Chen X, Callegari S, Masucci MG. 2013. PLoSPathogens 9(10):e1003664. 

-       Chen X, Kamranvar SA, Masucci MG. Oncogene. 2016 Jul 21;35(29):3807-16. doi: 10.1038/onc.2015.450

-       Kamranvar SA, Chen X, Masucci MG. Oncogene. 2013 Dec 5;32(49):5522-30. doi: 10.1038/onc.2013.189

-       Kamranvar SA, Masucci MG . Leukemia. 2011 Jun;25(6):1017-25. doi: 10.1038/leu.2011.35

Entry requirements
Scholarships for carrying out postdoctoral research may be granted to persons living in other countries who come to Sweden with the intention of only staying in Sweden for all or part of their postdoctoral education at KI. Persons who are resident in Sweden and/or have carried out all or part of their academic education at KI or some other educational institution in Sweden cannot be considered for scholarships from KI. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher.

Prior experience of work on DNA damage response, telomere homeostasis or oxidative stress responses will be considered as a merit

Type of scholarship
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. This educational scholarship is tax-exempt.

The amount is set for twelve months at a time and is paid out on a monthly basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English:

1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/meritportfolj )
2. A complete list of publications
3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student
organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
5. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline).

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

Type of employment Postdoctoral scholarship
Contract type Full time
Reference number 2-3700/2017
  • Prof. Maria G. Masucci, maria.masucci@ki.se
Published 15.Aug.2017
Last application date 15.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

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