Do you want to contribute to improving human health?
We are interested in understanding the connection between chemicals and cancer. We work with both cellular models and analyze databases to study the mechanisms behind chemically induced cancer. We are specifically interested in how the new type of DNA damage contribute to the development of lung cancer induced by chemicals.
The postdoc position focuses on inflammatory and carcinogenic effects induced by silica and related chemicals. We work with cell models and study cell signaling at a molecular level. The aim is to understand aspects of silica-induced DNA damage and its possible influence on carcinogenesis. Included are studies on DNA damage signaling and other events of possible importance for carcinogenesis, including NALP3 activation.
The applicant should have a PhD degree from an appropriate discipline, such as cell- or molecular biology or toxicology. Experience in cell- and molecular biology techniques is needed. Experience in such techniques of relevance for carcinogenesis and inflammation is a merit. The position is temporary for 2 years, with possibility of extension.
To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. 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.
The applicant should have a PhD degree from an appropriate discipline, such as cell- or molecular biology or toxicology. Experience in cell- and molecular biology techniques is needed. Experience in such techniques of relevance for carcinogenesis and inflammation is a merit.
What do we offer?
A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.
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)
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
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