Karolinska Institutet,

At the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology we teach and conduct internationally acclaimed, high-quality research in Physiology, Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Intensive care. We have around 400 employees, 30 research groups, and 90 doctoral students. Our research fields include cellular signaling, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, neuropsychopharmacology, neuroinflammation, pharmacogenetics, regenerative medicine, Renal System, anesthesiology and intensive care, muscle physiology and pain. Our collaboration with the clinics at Karolinska University Hospital provides unique opportunities for translational research within our subjects. More information about research at http://ki.se/fyfa_english

The hosting division headed by Oliver Soehnlein has established a concept by which neutrophils control inflammatory processes by means of release of preformed granule proteins. These communication structures interact with neighboring cells thus controlling chronic inflammatory processes including atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and neointima formation (also see: Drechsler et al., Circulation, 2010; Soehnlein & Lindbom, Nat Rev Immunol, 2010; Soehnlein et al. Sci Transl Med, 2011; Alard et al., Sci Transl Med, 2015; Soehnlein et al., Nat rev Immunol, 2017).

The postdoctoral researcher will work a proteomic approach to identify the interaction of neutrophil secretory products with other immune cells in its natural habitat, i.e. the blood. The studies will initially involve human and murine cell lines and move to primary cells after the method has been set up. The candidate is expected to develop, validate and improve the methodology and to cooperate with core facilities and other lab members. Taking own initiative to move this project forward is desired.

Entry requirements
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.

Other requirements
The candidate should have a good understanding of inflammation physiology as well as proteomics and bioinformatics and be highly motivated and passionate towards his/her projects. Previous experience in method development and ability to interact with other research groups and core facilities is meritorious. A high level of English, spoken and written, is a requirement. Applicants that have FELASA certificates and experience with animal work are preferred. The candidate is expected to be relatively independent in the areas of experimental design, data gathering and analysis as well as manuscript preparation.

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 2-5380/2017
  • Ellinor Kenne, lecturer, Ellinor.kenne@ki.se
  • Oliver Soehnlein, professor, oliver.soehnlein@gmail.com
Union representative
  • Bo Rydqvist, SACO, 08-524 872 67, bo.rydqvist@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, niklas.andersson@ki.se
Published 23.Nov.2017
Last application date 14.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET

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