Karolinska Institutet,

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology (CMB) is a department with a strong focus on basic science. CMB conducts research and education in cell biology, molecular biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, cancer and infection biology.

The postdoc project will be conducted in Maria Genander’s research group. Website for the lab http://ki.se/en/cmb/maria-genanders-group.

Tissue development and homeostasis requires stem cells. Our research group is interested in understanding the mechanisms that influence the choice between stem cell self-renewal and differentiation. We use epithelial stem cell niches such as the skin and intestine to elucidate the mechanisms in place to secure stem cell establishment and long term maintenance, and aim at understanding how these instructive cues go awry in diseases such as cancer.

The lab work predominantly with mouse models and use conventional mouse genetics, in utero lentiviral gene manipulation, next generation sequencing to evaluate in vivo alterations in gene expression and genome wide binding patterns of transcription factors.  

The advertised projects aim at understanding the role of bHLH transcription factors in intestinal stem specification and maintenance using an established mouse model. 

Entry requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a PhD in biomedicine or related area. We expect the candidate to have a strong scientific background with relevant expertise in (cancer) cell biology. Previous experience working with mouse models is an advantage. Good knowledge of both spoken and written English is a requirement.

A person is eligible for this postdoctoral scholarship if he/she did receive her PhD within the last two years.

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. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current positions, academic distinctions and committee work.
  2. A complete list of publications.
  3. Contact information of two references, recommendation letters are also welcome.
  4. A brief letter of motivation (no more than one page).
  5. A summary of current work (no more than one page).
  6. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or studentorganisations, parental leave or similar circumstances.
  7. Verification from the thesis defense committee or the equivalent (only if thesis defense is scheduled within three months after the application dead line.

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

Type of employment Postdoktoralt stipendium
Contract type Full time
Reference number 2-3309/2017
  • Maria Genander, maria.genander@ki.se
Published 29.Jun.2017
Last application date 31.Aug.2017 11:59 PM CET

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