Postdoctoral Researchers In Vascular Biology In Metabolic Disorders Karolinska Institute Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics Sweden

Postdoctoral Researchers In Vascular Biology In Metabolic Disorders


Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Vascular Biology



The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB) conducts research in basic science, particularly focusing on discovering the mechanisms that cause diseases. The candidate will be part of the division of Vascular Biology.


Research group and project

Two postdoctoral position are available in the lab of Professor Ulf Eriksson at Karolinska Institutet, one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutes. The focus in the lab is in the field of vascular biology in relation to metabolic disorders. We are interested in identifying mechanisms that regulate blood vessel formation and function. The aim is to find new ways of interfering with these processes to treat human disease. The main focuses is how vascular growth factors including VEGF-B, PDGF-C and PDGF-D signals to cells of blood vessels and control different blood vessel function in metabolic diseases.


Area of responsibilities

We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to participate in our research with focus on vascular biology in metabolic disorders. The successful applicant will join an exciting research program carried out in collaboration with both local and international research groups and with commercial entities.

The holders of the positions are expected to independently plan and perform experimental work including animal experiments as well as assisting other postdoctoral fellows and senior researchers. It is expected that the holder of the position will publish research results in top quality scientific journals.



Specific responsibilities and requirements:


    The applicant should possess a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in medical science, biomedical sciences, or a related discipline with a good publication record.

    Those with experience in vascular biology and with great experience in animal work would have an advantage

    Applicants should be highly motivated and good team players.

    Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

    Excellent IT skills


 The applicant should be experienced in general animal work, including post-mortem tissue collection and processing, expression analysis, histochemical analysis and microscopic techniques.


Emphasis will be put on social competence, interpersonal skills and initiative personality.


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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Type of employment     Temporary position longer than 6 months

Contract type    Full time

First day of employment              Upon agreement

Salary    Monthly

Number of positions      1

Working hours 100%

City        Solna

County                 Stockholms län

Country                Sweden

Reference number         2-2593/2019



    Erika Folestad, +46 8-524 872 83

    annelie falkevall, 073-6821739

    Ulf Eriksson, 08-524 871 09


Union representative   


    Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75

    Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-524 87570

    Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80


Published            26.Apr.2019

Last application date       26.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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