Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with other research groups from the Karolinska Institutet, with other universities as well as the Stockholm County Council.
Please visit our website for more information: ki.se/en/cns

Parkinson's disease is a common disorder with a largely unknown etiology. The Section of Translational Neuropharmacology, headed by professor Per Svenningsson, studies these disease states at a molecular and cellular level both in preclinical models and in specimens from patients.

The studies relate to the role of 7TM receptor-mediated processes in the etiologies of Parkinson's disease. In particular, the role of GPR37 in neurodegeneration shall be studied. Various molecular and cellular assays for receptor trafficking, dimerization, aggregation, signalling and function will be employed. Successful applicant will generate data that guide the development of novel approaches to be tested in animal models of Parkinsonism. Independence and strong motivation are expected throughout the project. Candidates will be encouraged to serve as mentors for exam students and co-mentors for Ph. D. students, thus building their experience for future leadership.

Entry requirements
Applicant should have an academic degree and a PhD in the field of Pharmarcology. A strong background in transgenic animals and animal behavioral studies, preferably in the neuroscience field, is advantageous. Furthermore, previous experience in animal surgery and cell culture work are strong merits. Applicant may have spent part of their education in a foreign country, bringing international experience and a strong team spirit to the laboratory. The applicant has to be fluent in English, speaking and writing. Good skills in manuscript writing are required.

A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. The term can be extended under special circumstances.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  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

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
Working hours 100
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2438/2017
  • Per Svenningsson, Professor, Per.Svenningsson@ki.se
  • Kajsa Agnevik, HR administrator, 08-524 832 82
Union representative
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37, arsalan.amir@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 08-517 765 54, Venus.Azhary@ki.se
Published 12.May.2017
Last application date 21.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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