Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
You are welcome to join a successful genuinely translational research group at
KI. In a well-established network of cardiovascular research our group is
focused on identification of disease mechanisms leading to atherosclerosis and
development of cardioprotective strategies based on novel targets in acute
myocardial infarction. The clinical importance of these mechanisms is
subsequently investigated in well-defined patient cohorts with coronary artery
disease, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia.
The Cardiology Unit at Department of Medicine, Solna has a postdoc position in
cardiovascular research open for a highly motivated scientist. The project is
focused on problems related to endothelial dysfunction, atherosclerosis and
cardiac ischemic injury. Studies will investigate mechanisms driving the
development of endothelial and cardiac injury with focus in type 2 diabetes.
Of particular interest are studies exploring the role of red blood cells and
their interaction with cardiac tissue and the endothelium in the development
of reperfusion injury. The project includes research identifying molecular
mechanisms and treatment of reperfusion injury in experimental models of
myocardial ischemia. The studies are performed in isolated organ models and
in vivo. The appointment will be for two years with a possible extension for
up to two additional years.
Applicants should have a strong research background in experimental
cardiovascular research documented by publications of studies related to
cardiovascular biology. The applicant should have documented experience from
studies of myocardial ischemia and reperfusion in isolated heart models and/or
in vivo models. Experience from laboratory methods including Western
blotting, immunohistochemistry, enzyme assays and cell cultures are expected.
A person is eligible for a postdoc position if he or she has obtained a PhD
and has fulfilled a postdoctoral education. Previous postdoc education is a
strong merit. We welcome a creative, hardworking, and enthusiastic team-player
to our group. The candidate is expected to take part in experimental design,
experimentation, presentation, and preparation of publications. Personal
suitability and scientific expertise are highly valued. The applicant must be
proficient in English, both spoken and written.
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate
or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a
doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that
all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date
of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor,
director or equivalent.
What do we offer?
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our
vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote
better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical
research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to
several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension.
Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements
for medical care.
The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The
department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several
research groups. The position is located within the research group of
professor John Pernow within the Cardiology unit at BioClinicum at Karolinska
University Hospital, Solna. The unit conducts translational and clinical
research in a wide area of cardiovascular disease of internationally high
standard. The focus of the research group is to explore the mechanisms
underlying development of endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis caused
by cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes and hypercholesterolemia as
well as development of myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in experimental
models and in clinical investigations. For further information, please see:
https: // ki.se/en/meds/research-group-john-pernow ORCID ID:
https: // orcid.org/0000-0003-4766-0922
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or
A complete resumé, 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 through the Varbi recruitment system.
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|Type of employment
||Temporary position longer than 6 months
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|Last application date
||16.Oct.2021 11:59 PM CEST