Postdoctoral Studies in Mitochondria in the Skin

Solna, Sweden
30 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Department of Medicine, Solna, Dermatology and Venereology division

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several units that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.


The Department of Medicine, Solna consists of several units that are separated into different research groups. The Dermatology and Venreology unit is located in buildings at the Centre of Molecular Medicine (CMM; The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups.


The position is open for one or two highly motivated scientist with a strong background in experimental life science and proven expertise in cell and molecular biology, metabolism or mitochondria. The applicants will be responsible for planning and performing in vitro and in vivo experiments . There will be a strong emphasis on mouse wound healing experiments. The research project is focused on the role of mitochondria in skin biology. We are looking for one highly motivated person with strong competence in running projects independently but also having good abilities for team work and cooperation.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a PhD degree within the area of biomedical research and have strong interest in medical and biological problems. The applicants needs to have documented previous experience with cell culture and mouse or rat animal work. Previous experience with other animal disease models, competence in molecular biology, imaging and mitochondria is an advantage. Previous experience in supervising students and working with method development are meritorious. The applicants should demonstrate ability to manage simultaneous projects and to interact well with others in the research group.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent. A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

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

A complete list of publications

A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences.

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

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

Karolinska Institutet 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.

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Reference number 2-6585/2018


Jakob Wikström,

Union representative

Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75 ,
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Published 22.Nov.2018
Last application date 20.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET