At the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology we teach and conduct internationally acclaimed, high-quality research in Physiology, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Intensive care. We have around 400 employees, 30 research groups, and 90 doctoral students. Our research fields include cellular signaling, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, neuropsychopharmacology, neuroinflammation, pharmacogenetics, regenerative medicine, Renal System, anesthesiology and intensive care, muscle physiology and pain. Our collaboration with the clinics at Karolinska University Hospital provides unique opportunities for translational research within our subjects. More information about research at

The section is composed of about 10-15 people, senior researchers, post docs, PhD students and one technician. More information about research at The lab is situated at the Pharmacology building, Karolinska Institutet, Solna Campus.

The position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be fixed to two years with some possibilities for prolongation. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to play a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, analysis, and the presentation/publication of results. The research will be focused on analyses of liver function and disease using a novel 3D hepatic spheroid model system. The topics include understanding of hepatocyte de-and re-differentiation, development of in vitro models for mimicking liver steatosis and fibrosis, evaluation of intervention of these diseases and analyses of mechanisms for chronic hepatotoxicity of drugs.

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.

The applicant should have a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, molecular genetics, physiology or similar. The applicant is expected to have a good understanding of biochemical, molecular biology, and/or genetic techniques, good communication skills and good proficiency in spoken and written English. Applicants should have prior experience with cell culture systems. Strong emphasis will be placed on the applicants’ scientific track-record, in particular peer-reviewed publications as first author.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1) Education and previous training
2) Relevant experience for the Project
3) Publication and track record
4) Motivation

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 ( )
  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 studentorganisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

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

Type of employment Postdoktoralt stipendium
Contract type Full time
Reference number 2-1603/2017
  • Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg, ,, tel +468-52487735
Union representative
  • Bo Rydqvist, SACO, 08-524 872 67,
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80,
Published 29.Mar.2017
Last application date 02.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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