The Department is organized in 10 divisions: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Surgery, Neuropediatrics, Pediatric Oncology, Neonatology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Neuropsychiatry (KIND), Reproductive and Perinatal Health. The divisions have separate scientific profiles and vary in size and have several research groups, dealing with both basic and clinical science.

Angelica Lindén Hirschberg's research group within the Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology is studying basic hormonal mechanisms and genetic links between metabolism and reproduction in women with eating disorders, female athletes, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) and disorders of sex development (DSD). The research is translational including both basic experimental research and clinical trials.

The current project aims to study the effect of insulin and/or androgens on the differentiation of endometrial stromal cells and endometrial receptivity in vitro. We are also interested in the possible effect of metformin, an insulin sensitizing drug, on the differentiation of endometrial stromal cells. Clinical studies aim to investigate if lifestyle intervention improves endometrial function in obese women with PCOS.

To design and perform basic research experiments studying endometrial receptivity and the process of differentiation of endometrial stromal cells in relation to subfertility and pregnancy complications, such as miscarriage, intrauterine growth restriction and pre-eclampsia.

To design and perform – based on the basic research findings- clinical trials on different patient groups.

To supervise PhD students, as well as master students.

To write scientific articles and present data at international congresses.

To participate at meetings regarding general operation of the research group/division and take overall responsibility for daily troubleshooting at the lab.


Completion of a PhD or an equivalent degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or relevant fields.

Fulfilled postdoc position and publications within the research area of female reproduction or a related field.

Broad experience in molecular biological methods and broad knowledge in the field of female reproduction.

Experience in working with primary endometrial stromal cells is meriting.

Good knowledge in statistical methods is required.

Excellent skills in writing and speaking scientific English. Good communication in Swedish is required.

The applicant must be meticulous, highly reliable and motivated.

The applicant must be a good team player as well as be able to work independently.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible to be appointed Assistant professor if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence. The persons appointed should primarily be the ones who have been granted a Degree of Doctor or have reached the corresponding competence no more than seven years before the end of the application period.

Bases of assessment
We stress scientific expertise when assessing applicants.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish: Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio ( 

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

An Assistant professor position is a fixed-term position. The first employment should be two years, with a possible extension of two years after evaluation.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2497/2017
  • Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, 08-517 733 26,
Union representative
  • Lars Ährlund-Richter, SACO, 08-5177 34 50,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65,
Published 17.May.2017
Last application date 05.Jun.2017 11:59 PM CET

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