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.

Duties
A post doc position is now open for a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in virology and cell biology. The project focuses on understanding how cytomegalovirus (CMV) contributes to cancer. The applicant will be working on a collaborative basic science project of groups of professor Cecilia Söderberg-Nauclér and Professor Jiri Bartek at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. The major aim of this work is to understand, in mechanistic terms, how CMV subverts the normal cellular pathways and promotes cellular transformation. These studies will involve cell and molecular biology and virology approaches and analyses of cell phenotypes, especially in human cell culture and xenografts. Emphasis will be on major cancer-related, stem-cell and genome-integrity pathways and a particular focus on ribosomal biology for CMV-triggered tumorigenesis. Both host laboratories offer a very stimulating, internationally highly competitive environment, and state-of-the art technologies and teams of experts.

Entry requirements
The applicant should have a strong background in virology and or cell biology. This project will in particular involve studies on ribosomal function, wherefore previous work in ribosomal biology and regulation of protein translation is of high merit, as well as previous work with CMV.

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 Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4518/2017
Contact
  • Cecilia Söderberg Nauclér , +46 8 517 79896
Union representative
  • Lars Ährlund-Richter, SACO, 08 - 5177 34 50, lars.ahrlund@ki.se
  • Nasrin Bavand-Chobot, OFR, Nasrin.Bavand@ki.se
Published 09.Oct.2017
Last application date 19.Oct.2017 11:59 PM CET

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