Postdoc in Cardiovascular Medicine

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Amar Annamalai
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Postdoc in Cardiovascular Medicine

Working place
The postdoc position is placed in Prof. Thomas Renné’ s research group in a modern laboratory at Karolinska Hospital Stockholm Solna. Our international team belongs both to MMK and the Center of Molecular Medicine (CMM). In the latest external assessment of research constellations at Karolinska Institutet (ERA 2010), our unit was ranked outstanding in the cardiovascular research area. The laboratory is funded in part by a European Research Council (ERC) Grant. The group has established transgene mouse models to study the nexus of coagulation and inflammation. We have access to clinical material and advanced experimental imaging facilities. The position is initially open for a 1 years periode with the possibility for an additional 2-3 year-prolongation and would be most suitable for an experienced scientist seeking his/her second postdoc or an independent research position.
The application is open for a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in experimental vascular biomedicine and proven expertise in thrombosis and inflammation models using cell culture and mouse models. The research project is focused on in vivo studies to analyze function, regulation and targeting of a plasma protease, blood coagulation factor XII that initates proinflammatory and procoagulant reactions. For further information please see the our web page
and the recent publications: Oschatz, C. et al, Immunity 34:258 (2011); Müller, F. et al. Cell 139:1142 (2009) and Renné, T. et al. Blood 120:4296 (2012). The applicant needs to have strong competence in running projects independently but also having good abilities for team work and cooperation within a dynamic group of international scientists with broad expertise.
Entry requirements
A doctoral degree within the area of biomedical research or corresponding foreign degree is required. A person is eligible for a postdoc position if he/she has obtained a PhD not more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc.
Applications of candidates with experience in models of experimental thrombosis and hemostasis models, models of thromboembolic disease such as myocardial infarction or stroke and inflammation/infection models are highly appreciated. Documented skills in cell and molecular biology and protein biochemistry are also required. Competence within the area of thrombosis and hemostasis is a merit. Proven ability to write scientific articles and a track record of publications in international refereed journals is required. The applicant will be evaluated based on education and previous experience, relevance for the project, publications and track records, motivation and cooperative ability. Personal suitability is also an important criterion.
Application process
The application should be submitted via the recruit system NetRecruiter, and should contain the following documents in English.
. A personal letter and Curriculum vitae with qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio ( )
. A complete list of publications
. Brief summary of present and previous work with emphasis on animal models (max two pages)
. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
. Letters of recommendation and two references including phone/email.
. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)
The application is to be submitted on the NetRecruiter system.
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Type of employment:
Temporary position longer than 6 months
Working hours:
Full time
Number of positions:
Working hours:
Stockholms län
Reference number:
professor Thomas Renné, eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%74%68%6f%6d%61%73%2e%72%65%6e%6e%65%40%6b%69%2e%73%65%22%3e%74%68%6f%6d%61%73%2e%72%65%6e%6e%65%40%6b%69%2e%73%65%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')),  +46 (0)707730109 
Union representative:
Michael Tekle, SACO, 08-517 73442
Nasrin Bavand-Chobot, OFR, 08-517 72230
Elisabeth Noren-Krog, OFR, 08- 517 70478
Deadline: 2013-05-20

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