|Date Posted||Thursday, 28 June 2012|
|Location||Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden|
Department of Biosciences and Nutrition
Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden, 141 83
|Job Description||The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in areas of medical science including molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. The department offers an international study and working environment, including about 300 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department is active within education programs for biomedicine, nutrition and public health.
We are offering a post doc position in Jussi Taipale´s research group. The Taipale group includes both experimental biologists and computer scientists and is currently composed of one professor (group leader), one PA, three researchers, postdocs, PhD students and lab managers, altogether 18 people.
The group is located immediately adjacent to the Karolinska High Throughput Center, which hosts state-of-the-art massively parallel sequencers, liquid handling instrumentation and an automated laboratory that can be applied to a wide variety of high throughput genome-wide screens using drug-like small molecules and/or gene over- and underexpression.
The laboratory is funded in part by a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant. We are currently participating in two EU-financed collaborations; Systems Biology of Colorectal Cancer, aiming at using systems biology tools to develop a quantitative and comprehensive model of colorectal tumorigenesis, and Systems Microscopy Network of Excellence that aims at building mathematical models of biological events.
The position is available immediately and depending on the background of the successful applicant, the applicant will be offered either a scholarship or employment
The laboratory focuses on the study of transcriptional control of cell growth, using functional genomics and systems biology, and mouse genetic models. Current lines of work include high-throughput determination of binding sites and binding specificities of human transcription factors, and using this information to identify regulatory elements that control cell growth during normal development or in cancer. Identified elements are validated using cultured cells and mouse genetic models (see for example
Hallikas et al. Cell 124:47-59, 2006; Björklund et al., Nature 439:1009-1013, 2006; Varjosalo et al., Cell
33:537-548, 2008; Tuupanen et al., Nature Genetics 41:885-890, 2009; Wei et al. EMBO 29: 2147-2169,
2010; Kivioja et al. Nature Methods 9:72-74, 2012)
|Qualification||To qualify the applicant must hold a doctor’s degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate in Molecular biology, Biological engineering, Computer science or similar. Applicants must be able to work independently and have good communication skills in English. Applicants interested in any of the above research areas, and/or applicants interested in developing a novel research direction using medical, biological or computational approaches will be considered.
Scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies may be awarded to individuals who come from other countries with the intention of remaining in Sweden only while obtaining all or part of their education. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher. Having received a salary or other remuneration from Karolinska Institutet during the past two years may be disqualifying.
One requirement for receiving a scholarship for postdoctoral studies is central registration as a postdoc.
Karolinska Institutet awards scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies. This educational scholarship, which is paid for a maximum of two years within five years after the receipt of a PhD or the equivalent, is tax-exempt.
|How to Apply||Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English, uploaded as a single PDF file as "CV" to the NetRecruiter system:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. A complete list of publications
3. Two references
The application is to be submitted on the NetRecruiter system,
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
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