ERC-funded postdoctoral researcher in adipocyte biology

ERC-funded postdoctoral researcher in adipocyte biology

Sweden 03 Aug 2022
Karolinska Institutet KI

Karolinska Institutet KI

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Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

We are seeking a highly motivated and ambitious postdoctoral fellow to join our research group. Our main aim is to understand how fat cells sense their lipid storage levels and how this information is relayed. Our studies are in part based on integrative analyses of single-cell, single-nucleus and spatial transcriptomic data and the results are followed-up in different cell culture systems of human adipocytes.

Your mission

We are looking for an ambitious post-doctoral fellow with solid training in cell and molecular biology to join our team of researchers in the European Research Council (ERC)-funded synergy project SPHERES. This six year-long project involves two other groups (located in Toulouse and Nice, respectively) and has been awarded a total budget of 9.7 MEUR to study lipid storage capacity in white adipocytes and its causal role in metabolic disease. To achieve this ambitious goal, we will involve a plethora of the most advanced, beyond state-of-the-art, techniques including novel approaches such adipocyte spheroid cultures, gene editing, high-content imaging and proximity labeling studies.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. 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.

The candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent to a Swedish doctoral degree in life sciences. The candidates must have a solid wet laboratory experience and master standard techniques used in everyday research practice. Proficiency in coding (e.g. R, python) is a merit. The candidate must be driven, ambitious, self-motivated, have excellent communications skills and a proven ability to interact effectively and work productively in an interdisciplinary team. Fluency in English is a requirement.

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.


https://ki.se/en/medh/mikael-ryden-niklas-mejhert-group-translational-st... target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read more about the Rydén&Mejhert research group here
https://ki.se/en/medh/department-of-medicine-huddinge target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read more about the department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH) here


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

  • 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)

  • Contact details for two referees

Welcome to apply at the latest 2022-03-08.

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

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