Overview of the Position
Novo Nordisk is funding a prestigious fellowship programme at Karolinska Institutet for postdoctoral research fellows. The programme is focused on research in diabetes and its comorbidities, endocrinology and metabolism. It aims to support the development of a new generation of exceptional young early career diabetes researchers, who will become future leaders in the field, while further developing scientific excellence within diabetes and ultimately improving the lives of patients. As part of this programme, we are looking to recruit 5 outstanding postdoctoral research fellows.
Based at Karolinska Institutet, fellows will undertake a cutting edge research project, mentored by world-leading researchers in the field of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism. In addition, it is anticipated that during the course of the fellowship, fellows will have the opportunity to spend up to 3 months in the research laboratories at Novo Nordisk outside Copenhagen, Denmark. Thus, fellows will gain insight into research conducted in both academia and industry. In order to increase coherence around the Fellowship programme, a number of events will be held throughout the year such as high profile lectures, symposia, etc. which the fellows will attend, both at Karolinska Institutet and at Novo Nordisk.
The fellowships are fully funded and salary is provided for a 3 year period. It is our intention that the fellowships will start in the autumn of 2017, though some flexibility with the start date might be possible.
The following 10 projects are available:
Full details on each project and contact information to the PIs can be found at: http://ki.se/en/srp-diabetes/novo-nordisk-fellowships
As part of your application, you must select up to three of the projects, ranking them in order of preference. You should indicate your preferences in your Personal Letter and provide a rationale for your particular selections. If your application is successful, we will aim to match you with your first choice of project, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Key responsibilities of the selected applicant:
If you consider that you meet the selection criteria, click on the Login and apply button on this page and follow the on-screen instructions to register as a user. You will then be required to provide information in a number of screens with your application details, relating to your skills and experience. When prompted, please provide details of three references (whom can be contacted if the applicant is invited to an interview). You will also be required to upload a CV and Personal Letter which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post. The Personal Letter (maximum two pages) should explain your relevant experience which may have been gained in employment, education, or you may have taken time away from these activities as illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances. Additionally, your Personal Letter should also include a rationale for the 3 projects you have selected and justify your order of preference. Your application will be judged in part on the basis of how you demonstrate that you meet the selection criteria outlined above and we are happy to consider evidence of transferable skills or experience which you may have gained outside the context of paid employment or education.
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The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.
The closing date for applications is midnight CEST on 23 April 2017.
Interviews will be held in June 2017.
Working at Karolinska Institutet
For further information about working at Karolinska Institutet, rules for visa/residence permit, insurance and accommodation please see: https://internwebben.ki.se/en/checklist-incoming-postdocs-and-visiting-researchers
|Type of employment||Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader|
|Contract type||Full time|
|Number of positions||5|
|Last application date||23.Apr.2017 11:59 PM CET|