Tag-arkiv: Karolinska Institutet

Post doc position in Social Gerontology

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, Aging Research Center, ARC

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
Aging Research Center (ARC), an interdisciplinary research center with focus on older people and aging in collaboration with Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University is opening a two year post-doc position.

The  Social Gerontology research group is now looking for a skilled and innovative person who will contribute to the development of our ongoing research. Our research group uses cross-sectional and longitudinal data from interview studies and registers to study aging and older people’s health and living conditions. Currently, we are working with multiple scientific questions on topics such as:

  • older people’s health and mortality risks
  • health trends and health- and social care at population level;
  • how living conditions and habits experienced throughout the life course are associated with helath and living conditions later in life.

These areas are often pursued addressing equality issues.

Duties
The post-doc will conduct research within two large research projects: IDOL (Inequality Dynamics Over the Life course) and HEMO (HEalth and Mortality in Older Europeans). The post-doc will study health and mortality differences in older populations, both from a life course and a contextual perspective, with advanced quantitative research methods. Over the course of the postdoctoral appointment, the candidate will plan, analyze, structure, and report on results from these projects. The post-doc is expected to contribute to the development of specific topics within these programs. The position will also entail collaboration and participation in dissemination activities outside of academia.

Entry requirements/Qualifications
A person is eligible for a post-doc position if she or he has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as post-doc.
The applicant must have a doctoral degree and have an educational background in Social Sciences, Social Epidemiology or Public Health. Candidates should have documented experience of advanced statistical analyses of large data materials. Subject knowledge of ageing, health, social inequality or social determinants of health and particularly a track record of publication within these fields in international journals, is also meritorious. We highly value experience of comparative cross-national research. The candidate we seek has good communication and writing skills and the ability to collaborate effectively both within and outside academia.

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

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, 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 two pages)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labor unions or student organizations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  5. Verification from the thesis defense committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defense is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6237/2018
Contact
  • Johan Fritzell, Director ARC, Professor, +46852485812 johan.fritzell@ki.se
  • Maria Axelsson, HR Officer, 08-524 882 96
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65, carina.eklund@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Agneta Öhlen, SACO, 08-524 837 53, Agneta.Ohlen@ki.se
Last application date 04.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

Read the job description at the university homepage

Post expires on Friday January 4th, 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biomaterials Engineering

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, division of Biomaterials

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Professor Molly Stevens in the Division of Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine at the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB). The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary research team with a translational profile, aimed at developing biomimetic and multifunctional materials systems designed to promote cell and tissue regeneration.

The position is available for 1 year with the possibility for extension. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of biomaterials designed to effect cell and tissue regeneration for multiple tissue types. The researcher will be expected to fabricate new materials and material constructs for the delivery of biomolecules and tissue engineering, to investigate the physical and chemical properties of materials constructs, to develop materials functionalised with biological cues and test their influence on tissue construct performance, and to assess the performance of the engineered systems in vitro and in vivo. The researcher will be offered extensive opportunities for collaborative work, both within KI and externally to the group of Molly Stevens at Imperial College in London and elsewhere.

Division

The lab of Molly Stevens is part of the Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine division of MBB. For more information see www.stevensgroup.org and www.ki.se/mbb. 



Key Responsibilities:

  • Biomaterial construct design, production, and characterisation.
  • Polymer synthesis and characterisation
  • Cell isolation and culture
  • DNA purification and characterization
  • Molecular cloning
  • DNA transduction and transfection of cells
  • Microfabrication techniques
  • Confocal fluorescence microscopy and image analysis
  • Undertake the associated data analysis and interpretation of data.
  • Help the other research staff in the daily management of the group laboratories
  • To liaise with the other research staff and students working in broad areas of relevance to the research project and partner institutions
  • To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals, presentations and the web

To attend progress and management meetings as required and network with the other research group members

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Experience in microfabrication strategies, polymer synthesis, tissue construct design, fabrication and characterisation [Desirable]
  • Experience in cell culture and primary cell isolation [Desirable]
  • Experience in preclinical study design [Desirable]
  • Experience in materials characterisation techniques including NMR, SEM, and confocal microscopy [Desirable]
  • Experience in molecular cloning and transduction/transfection techniques [Desirable]
  • Experience in flow cytometry [Desirable]
  • Experience in qPCR and RNA isolation [Desirable]

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrable ability for innovation and original research
  • Experience in the preparation of publications
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and apply new concepts
  • A creative approach to problem-solving
  • Experience of project management (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with clinicians
  • Experience with the biotech/biomed business community
  • Experience with intellectual property in the biotech/biomed field
  • Experience with community outreach activities

The successful candidate will also take a leading role in working with other PDRAs and PhDs in our multidisciplinary group.

Requirements
The candidate must have a PhD in biomaterials engineering, bioengineering or other relevant discipline, and have experience with biomaterial design, fabrication and characterisation, polymer synthesis, cell culture and transfection, molecular cloning, confocal microscopy, SEM, microfabrication techniques, preclinical study design and a demonstrated ability to liaise with collaborators and clinicians. Excellent communication and organisational skills, as well as experience in the preparation of publications are necessary. 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.
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).
  • Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances.
  • Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline).

In the personal letter you should write a short explanation of who you are and what you have done. You should also write about why you are applying for the advertised job and what you think you can add to the research group if you get the position.

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6024/2018
Contact
  • Molly Stevens, m.stevens@imperial.ac.uk
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, +46 70-173 85 75 , biborka.bveress@ki.se
  • Christina Hammerstedt, OFR, 08-524 875 22, christina.hammerstedt@ki.se
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, +46 (0)8-524 880 75 gunnar.stenberg@ki.se
Last application date 02.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Sunday December 2nd, 2018

Postdoctoral scholarship in in synaptic physiology

Karolinska Institutet, The department of Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience includes several research groups working on different aspects of nervous system function, both under normal conditions and in various disease states. Research projects include a broad range of studies on the molecular and cellular levels, networks of neurons, and the organization of the nervous system as a whole. The Department has a flat organization with 40 researchers, of which 24 are full professors and 65 PhD students.

Teaching represents a fundamental activity at the Department, which participates in several undergraduate courses and postgraduate education programs. Each year approximately 15 students receive their PhD from our Department and many of our graduates have gone onto distinguished careers in the academic or private sector.

Funding is now available for two postdoctoral research scientists in synaptic physiology at the Department of Neuroscience of Karolinska Institutet, Sweden.

The research projects in the lab of Assistant Professors Emanuela Santini and Anders Borgkvist deal with different aspects of basal ganglia physiology in genetic disease models of movement disorders, drug addiction, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Methods and tools routinely used in the laboratory include confocal and 2-photon imaging, behavioral analysis, fiber photometry, immunohistochemstry, western blotting, and hypotheses are addressed almost exclusively using transgenic mice.

Entry requirements
Candidates applying for the positions should hold a Ph.D. or MD (awarded later than 2016), with a minimum of two first author papers.

Experience with patch clamp electrophysiology, primarily in brain slices, is necessary, with recordings in freely moving rodents being an additional request. Hands-on experience with surgical procedures and viral expression systems are a must.

The candidates should also be proficient in computer and statistical programming (Matlab/Igor/R) for the development of routines and analysis of imaging and electrophysiology data.

The candidates should be highly organized and ambitious with excellent communication skills in English. Interpersonal skills are essential and we emphasize the person’s ability as a team player and contributing to a friendly work environment.

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.

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 application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/meritportfolj )
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

Reference number 2-4298/2018
Contact
  • Emanuela Santini, Assistant Professor, emanuela.santini@ki.se
  • Anders Borgkvist, Assistant Professor, anders.borgkvist@ki.se
Last application date 31.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Monday December 31st, 2018