Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country's broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. 

Division 
The Integrated Cardio Metabolic Centre (ICMC) has been recently established as a research collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and AstraZeneca to better understand cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (http://ki.se/en/medh/integrated-cardio-metabolic-centre-icmc). 

A postdoctoral research fellow position for a highly motivated candidate is available in the laboratory of Dr. Myriam Aouadi (http://ki.se/en/medh/myriam-aouadi-group). The focus of this position is to investigate cellular and molecular regulators of liver and adipose tissue inflammation and function in the context of obesity and diabetes. 

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.

Highly motivated, hardworking candidates with a recent PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology or relevant fields are encouraged to apply. The candidate is required to have hands on experience and expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology, with an emphasis on cellular energy metabolism, such as mitochondrial function and glycolysis. Prior experience working with rodent models is required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in immunology, metabolic flux analysis and metabolomics. Candidates should also have published as lead author in peer-reviewed journals in the field of energy metabolism. The successful candidate will be required to show the ability to work in a team, with scientific rigor, and capacity to clearly transfer knowledge. Excellent ability to communicate in English is required.

Duties
The successful candidate will be responsible for: 
- designing projects and protocols
- perform experiments and contribute to team projects
- carefully document protocols, results and interpretation.
- train students and other lab members
- report results at lab meetings and review of literature
- interact with other lab members and collaborators
- attend seminars, conferences, department and lab meetings
- clearly communicate results and provide feedback 

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 2
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5667/2017
Contact
  • Myriam Aouadi, myriam.aouadi@ki.se
Union representative
  • Yvonne Edlund OFR/ST , yvonne.edlund@ki.se
  • Mats Rudling, SACO, mats.rudling@ki.se
Published 04.Dec.2017
Last application date 25.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET

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