Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cell levels to clinical research and societal studies. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at basic and advanced levels. The Department has approximately 450 employees and a revenue 2017 of 470 million SEK. It comprises eight divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

Division and research group
The research at the division of Neurogeriatrics is focused on neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimers disease, and is strongly oriented towards translating findings from basic research into clinical practice.
The research group, led by Jan Johansson, is located at Karolinska Institutet, campus Huddinge.We are currently five PhD students, one technician, five post docs, two assistant professors, and two professors. The common theme of our research is the study of protein assembly and aggregation, in particular in relation to amyloid diseases, and the development of tools for production of aggregation prone proteins and polypeptides (including biologic drug development).We are now looking to expand the group with a 1-year postdoc position, with possibility of extention.

The project and duties
The successful candidate is expected to have a strong interest and experience in protein structural biology, particularly in the field of NMR studies of proteins and protein-ligand interactions. The job includes design, recombinant production and structural and interaction analyses of new variants of the BRICHOS chaperone domain from integral membrane 2 (Bri2). Experience in design and analysis of protein-ligand interactions is a must. The project is interdisciplinary and pursued in collaboration with several research groups, and good collaborative skills are necessary. The applicant is expected to work at both KI and at the biotech company ZoBio in Leiden, The Netherlands, specialized in NMR based ligand screening.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible for a position as postdoctoral research fellow if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. The applicant should have a doctoral degree in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, biomedicine or similar topic. The successful candidate is expected to be independent, to have a strong drive and capability to pursue experimental research, and an ambitious, innovative and positive attitude. Emphasis will be put on personal skills in the evaluation process. Very good ability to speak and write English is a requirement.

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 Varbi recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1705/2018
  • Jan Johansson, Professor , 070 345 70 48, janne.johansson@ki.se
  • Ulla Cronfalk-Hernlund, Administrativ chef, 08- 524 868 18, ulla.cronfalk-hernlund@ki.se
  • Maria Staiger, Personalhandläggare, 08- 524 837 79, maria.staiger@ki.se
Union representative
  • Carina Dahlin, OFR , 08-524 836 92, carina.dahlin@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Agneta Öhlen, SACO, 08-524 837 53, agneta.ohlen@ki.se
Published 22.Mar.2018
Last application date 16.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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