Postdoctoral research fellow in cartilage and bone biology

Updated: about 2 months ago

Do you want to perform top quality medical research and contribute to improving knowledge and treatment of growth and skeletal disorders?

The position is located at the Growth and Cartilage Biology lab at the Center for Molecular Medicine, a highly interactive translational research center focused on solving the important questions in modern medicine. The growth and cartilage biology research group consists of several PhD students and postdocs and has several strong national and international collaborations. The successful candidate will therefore be provided with ample opportunities to interact with scientific experts at the highest levels and acquire scientific and technical expertise from a dynamic team of researchers.

Your mission

The overall aim of the research project is to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing growth and articular cartilage development and to use this new knowledge to develop novel treatment strategies for congenital growth and skeletal disorders. Our group uses a variety of experimental approaches, including microsurgical manipulations of growth plate and articular cartilage, manual and laser microdissection, gene expression microarray, in vitro models of growth plate and articular cartilage chondrogenesis and osteogenesis from mesenchymal stem cells and from chondrocytes.

As a postdoctoral fellow, you will be involved in the entire research process, ie. in close collaboration with supervisors, students and partners, you will plan, lead, carry out and present your research projects.

Your profile

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.

Highly motivated individuals are encouraged to apply. Experience in cell culture and molecular biology is required. Experience with protein chemistry is preferred but not 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.

Center for Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Solna


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)

Welcome to apply at the latest April 30th 2021.

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

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