Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för medicin, Solna, Rheumatology research unit

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several units that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.

The applicant will conduct a project on the inflammatory processes active during arthritis.  He/she is expected to work translationally, methodologies will include both molecular and cellular immunology techniques as well as cellular systems, in vivo models of arthritis and analysis of clinical samples by microarray approach. A special focus of the project is the role of the Alarmin HMGB1 and the development of HMGB1-directed therapy. The applicant is expected to conduct high quality research in a collaborative manner. He/she will be responsible for the planning of the project as well as data acquisition, preparation and analysis, manuscript writing and other activities for disseminating the results. Work is also to seek external research funding from external funding agencies.

Entry requirements
The candidate must have a proven experience and knowledge in experimental models of chronic inflammatory diseases, preferentially experimental arthritis. The candidate should ideally have broad knowledge of science, and experience in the fields of immunology, and/or molecular and cellular biology. Additional experience with the following technologies should be considered a plus: experience with human samples and biobanks, microarrays, bioinformatics, and functional immune assays. English language skills at a high level are required together with good cooperation and communication skills. The applicant must be organized, thorough, proactive and a talented problem solver. When evaluating the candidates we place particular emphasis on academic training skills.

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.

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 (http://ki.se/meritportfolj )
  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 2-3219/2017
  • Helena Erlandsson Harris, 0851776746
Union representative
  • Lars Ährlund-Richter, SACO, 08 - 5177 34 50, lars.ahrlund@ki.se
  • Nasrin Bavand-Chobot, OFR, Nasrin.Bavand@ki.se
Published 28.Jun.2017
Last application date 31.Aug.2017 11:59 PM CET

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