Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center (Swetox) is a center for interdisciplinary research and education in toxicology sciences based on a collaboration between eleven Swedish universities, i.e. University of Gothenburg, Karlstad University, Karolinska Institutet, Royal Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Lund University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Stockholm University, Umeå University, Uppsala University and Örebro University, with its hub at Swetox Södertälje.

The vision of Swetox is “A chemical safe world”. The aim is to contribute to the development of safe chemicals, a sustainable environment and improved human health. Swetox also aims to facilitate academic education in toxicology sciences in Sweden and to meet societal needs for improved decision making in the areas of chemicals, health and environment.
For more information about Swetox and current research projects, visit www.swetox.se

The position
The successful candidate will be granted a 2-year position as Postoctoral Research Fellow at one of the participating universities, but is expected to work 80% at the facility in Södertälje and 20% at the university. The university will welcome the candidate to collaboration with senior scientists at a department relevant for the EDC-2020.

Areas of responsibility
The research of this position aims at respiratory exposure based research, with focus on analysis of biomarkers of exposure and/or effects of endocrine disrupters. Swetox will have unique equipment and competence for studying inhalation as a route of exposure, which can be used in combination with other capabilities (bioanalytical, kinetic, histopathological, etc.). Swetox will from start provide technology and competence for aerosol and mist inhalation exposures in rodents, and depending on specific needs, additional inhalation techniques and models may be developed and/or made available.

Entry requirements
To qualify for this position, applicants must hold a PhD in toxicology or related science no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. You have well documented experience with inhalation in vivo models and technology. Previous documented experience in working with experimental respiratory exposure analysis is a merit.

In addition, documented pedagogical experience and other communication skills relevant to the position are requested. The successful applicant should have personal qualities to promote collaboration and team building. The work will be carried out in an international interdisciplinary environment. Therefore, very good oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Bases of assessment
We stress both research expertise and personal skills when assessing applicants.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. Description of planned research (approx. 5 pages)
  2. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, committee work and research funding granted during the last five year period.
  3. Personal letter with motivation to placing the research work at Swetox (approx. 1 page)
  4. Description of present research environment, collaborations and network (approx. 1 page)
  5. Full list of publications and five representative publications Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, may be presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio).

The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the decision has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Swetox strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

Type of employment Postdoktoralt stipendium
Contract type Full time
City Södertälje
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3417/2014
  • Åke Bergman, +46 8 524 88510, ake.bergman@swetox.se
  • Björn Platzack, +46 8 524 88506, bjorn.platzack@swetox.se
Union representative
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, gunnar.stenberg@ki.se
  • Christina Hammarstedt, OFR, christina.hammarstedt@ki.se
Published 29.Oct.2014
Last application date 05.Jan.2015 11:59 PM CET

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