Postdoc Research Fellow : Stockholm Sweden

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Postdoc Research Fellow : Stockholm Sweden

Karolinska Institutet
invites applications for a
Postdoc Research Fellow
in Stem cell derived hepatocyte formation and drug induced hepatotoxicity

Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Area of responsibilities/description of the work
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow who will work within a project aimed at finding new biomarkers predictive for hepatotoxicity and new conditions for differentiation of stem cells to hepatocytes. The basis for the work will be to use a novel type of bioreactor in which primary liver cells, hESC or hIPS cells are introduced. Different conditions and co-culture techniques will be searched for to obtain maximum cell maintenance and also best differentiation of the stem cells to hepatocytes. The liver-like structures obtained in the bioreactor will be challenged with different drugs and mechanisms and early biomarkers for toxicity will be identified. The position is within two EU/COLIPA financed FP7 projects.
To qualify, the applicant must hold a doctor’s degree or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate in a relevant field. The applicant must have more than 3 years of experience in research. The position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be fixed to two years with possibilities for prolongation with two years.
Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1) Education and previous training
2) Relevance for the project
3) Publication and track record
4) Motivation

Documented experience in relevant research areas and extensive experience with in vitro model systems and molecular techniques is important.
Contact persons
Professor Magnus Ingelman-Sundberg
Union representatives:
Professor Göran Engberg, SACO +468-52486717
Annika Olsson, OFR +468-52487971
Please send your application, marked with reference number 6098/2010, *to reach us by no later than December 22 2010 * KI jobb or, to Camilla Fors Holmberg, Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, SE17177 Stockholm, Sweden (E-mail The following documents needs to be included: 1) Letter stating your scientific interests 2) CV and list of publication 3) email address for communications and reply.
See Karolinska Institutet’s homepage at for information about the qualification portfolio.Please note that one copy of all documents will be kept by the college for a period of two years, in accordance with a directive from the National Archives. Published material submitted for review is excepted from this rule.
The Department of Physiology and Pharmacology has 27 research groups within a broad range of fields. The department has graduate and undergraduate studies in Pharmacology, Physiology and Anesthesiology. The research is both preclinical and clinical.
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