Karolinska Institutet, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

The Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (MMK) carries out both preclinical and clinical research within numerous fields. Linked to the department are approximately 450 researchers, postgraduate students, teachers and technical & administrative staff and we currently have about 150 PhD students. The department is conducting undergraduate courses for medical students, physiotherapist students, biomedicine students and biomedical laboratory students.

Division
Signal Transduction http://ki.se/en/mmk/signal-transduction-0

The overall research objective is to understand signal transduction in the pancreatic islet cells in health and disease.

Duties
Within the framework of the Signal Transduction program at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery we are investigating different aspects of pancreatic islet-cell function and survival in health and disease. Research projects include a broad range of in vivo and in vitro studies. One focus is the complex regulatory machinery by which the insulin-secreting beta-cells orchestrate their actions due to the signaling processes triggered by glucose and a number of additional local and circulating factors. We will now investigate the sophisticated interplay between beta-cell function and the regulatory actions of the central nervous system in the context of maintenance of glucose homeostasis and insulin sensitivity.
The successful candidate should have a strong track record in neuroendocrinology and a demonstrable high level of qualifications in basic research in biochemistry, cell biology and cell physiology.
The candidate is expected to have an independent line of research and to have a plan how this can be further developed and integrated within the framework of pancreatic islet cell signal transduction. There is a specific interest to support researchers who can bridge the gap between pancreatic islet cells and neuronal function.

Entry requirements
Experience of a multidisciplinary nature to study the nervous system as well as peripheral organs such as pancreas, liver, muscle and adipose tissue represents a must for a successful applicant. Demonstrable expertise in signal transduction, molecular biology, pharmacology, microsurgery, histology, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy and in vivo studies are required. Supervision of undergraduate or graduate students is a merit.
A person is eligible to be appointed Assistant professor if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence. The persons appointed should primarily be the ones who have been granted a Degree of Doctor or have reached the corresponding competence no more than seven years before the end of the application period.

Bases of assessment
In the assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, the following criteria will be used: (1) scientific competence; (2) international experience and collaborative skills; (3) teaching and supervision at the graduate and postgraduate levels.
We stress scientific expertise when assessing applicants.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish: Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). 

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

An Assistant professor position is a fixed-term position. The first employment should be two years, with a possible extension of two years after evaluation.

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 2-576/2018
Contact
  • Per-Olof Berggren/Professor, per-olof.berggren@ki.se
Union representative
  • Michael Tekle, SACO, 08-517 73442, michael.tekle@ki.se
  • Nasrin Bavand, 08-517 723 64
  • Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR, 08- 517 70478
Published 25.Jan.2018
Last application date 05.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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