The Department of Medicine, Huddinge, consisting of several diversified units has the core activities of research and education for medical and biomedical sciences. Integrated cardio metabolic center (ICMC) is the unit that mainly focuses on discovering and developing the next generation of medicines to treat cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the research group of Professor Kenneth Chien. The central scientific interest of his group is to understand heart development at the molecular and cellular level, with the ultimate goal of applying the developmental principles, logic, pathways, technology, and model systems to unravel human heart disease.
We are looking for a highly self-motivated and ambitious individual to elucidate cardiogenesis in animal models. The candidate is expected to work with animal heart disease models, cells and embryos and perform molecular- cell biology and imaging techniques. The candidate will be responsible for setting up and organizing the project and as such be responsible for his/her own academic and research activities, elaboration and test of hypothesis, adaptation of existing or new scientific techniques and data analysis.
A person is eligible for a position as postdoctoral research fellow if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. Even those who have completed their degree earlier can be considered as priority if there are special reasons. Special reasons are; illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances. In total two years can be deducted for special reasons if there is certificates given.
The candidate must be fluent in English (both spoken and written), and demonstrate excellent communication skills, documented by participation in international meetings. The candidate’s personal skills will be highly valued.
Specific skills required
This is a full-time fixed-term appointment for 2 years with possibilities for extension depending on scientific progress. Position is available immediately.
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:
The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.
|Type of employment||Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader|
|Contract type||Full time|
|Number of positions||1|
|Last application date||25.Apr.2017 11:59 PM CET|