Postdoctoral Position in Experimental Nephrology
Karolinska Institute Department of Laboratory Medicine

A position for a postdoctoral fellow is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jaakko Patrakka at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet.

The focus of the project is to explore molecular mechanisms of renal glomerular diseases, with a special emphasis on IgA nephropathy. The goal is to identify novel biomarkers and therapeutical targets to diagnose, monitor and treat IgA nephropathy. We perform high throughput molecular profiling of human samples using single cell and bulk RNA-sequencing. Identified target genes/pathways are analysed using mouse and cell culture models. We are working in close collaboration with AstraZeneca to take the targets further to develop novel reno-protective therapeutics.

We are seeking enthusiastic applicants who have a thorough training in molecular and cell biology. Previous work in the field of experimental nephrology is preferred. Moreover, earlier experience with mouse and FACS is an advantage. Candidates should have excellent laboratory and organizational skills, be keen to advance the project and have a proven publication record. The selected candidate will work as part of a team, in close collaboration with other postdocs and graduate students.

Entry requirements

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent. A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.

To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Type of scholarship

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent. The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English:

Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio ( ) A complete list of publications A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

Reference number STÖD 2-46/2021
Jaakko Patrakka,
Union representative
Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-52483286
Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 05.Jan.2021
Last application date 31.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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