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

The research group: Reproductive Endocrinology and Metabolism, with Professor Elisabet Stener-Victorin as group leader study the developmental origin of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and to investigate the effect and mechanisms of muscle contractions/exercise on reproductive function, hyperandrogenemia and insulin resistance as well as on key molecular pathways and epigenetic modifications in target tissues.

The Research assistant (FoAss) will be involved in both clinical and experimental (mice) experiments with specific focus on reproductive/ovarian part but also metabolic and behaviour testing, intervention and molecular analyses together with supervision of master and PhD students.

Entry requirements
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.

The applicant should have documented experience in the field of reproductive and metabolism physiology or another field relevant to the project. This is primarily shown by publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Experience with animal models and clinical trials are considered to be a merit. Priority will be given to the applicant with proven ability to work independently. An additional requirement is the ability to communicate in English, in oral as well as in writing.

Other requirements
Proven skills in in vivo models and in vitro studies. The person should be a good team player as he/she in part will be involved in supervision of master and PhD students in the group.

Bases of assessment
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 ( 

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 2-1209/2018
  • Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Professor/group leader,
Union representative
  • Göran Engberg, SACO, 08-524 867 17
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 02.Mar.2018
Last application date 26.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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