Researcher in Molecular Physiology

Stockholm University
November 26, 2022
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atthe Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute. Closing date: 26 November 2022.

The Department of Molecular Biosciences, Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University with more than 30 research groups and about 180 employees The Department of Molecular Biosciences, Wenner-Gren Institute (MBW) conducts experimental basic research in molecular cell biology, intergrative biology and infection and immune biology. Read more about MBW at www. su.se/mbw.

Project description The position is available in the laboratory headed by Dr. Martin Jastroch. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with an interest in physiology and metabolism. Our lab works with different cell and animal models to study energy metabolism from the organism to the molecule with the focus on adipose tissue and the evolution of uncoupling proteins.

Main responsibilities The position involves project lead, scientific writing as well as research and laboratory-based experimental work on a highly innovative project exploring adipose tissue thermogenesis and evolution. Experience in the field of energy metabolism and CRISPR/Cas9 genetic engineering are beneficial. FELASA certificate, as well as experience with mouse and fish phenotyping is mandatory. Furthermore, skills in adipose tissue cell culture and plate-based respirometry is advantageous. High motivation, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a prerequisite.

Qualification requirements Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills.

Terms of employment The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of 12 months. Start date 2023-03-01 or as per agreement.

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Contact Further information about the position can be obtained from, Dr. Martin Jastroch, telephone: +46 8 16 31 08, martin.jastroch@su.se.

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, saco@saco.su.se, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, alejandra@st.su.se, and seko@seko.su.se (SEKO).

Application Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references
  • and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing: – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement – why and how you wish to complete the project – what makes you suitable for the project in question

  • Copy of PhD diploma

  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).
  • The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

    You are welcome to apply!

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