Post-doc position available – non-coding RNAs and skin wound healing

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för medicin, Solna

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several units that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several sections that are separated into different research groups. Xu Landén’s research group ( located at the Centre of Molecular Medicine (CMM; and belongs to the section of Dermatology and Venereology, department for Medicin, Solna, Karolinska Institutet. The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups. The group has several years of experience in non-coding RNA research with well-established methodologies for studying the expression and function of non-coding RNAs in skin biology and skin diseases.

The research project is focused on in vitro and in vivo studies to analyze function and regulation of non-coding RNAs, e.g. microRNAs and long-non-coding RNAs in the context of skin wound healing. The goal of our research is to develop a RNA-based treatment for skin wounds. The current method spectrum of the group is centered around molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry with human cells and tissues as well as mouse models but can be expanded.

Entry requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated person with competence in running projects independently but also having abilities for teamwork and cooperation.

The applicant should have a PhD degree within the area of molecular or cell biology and have deep interest in medical and biological problems.

The applicant should be a highly motivated scientist with a strong background in the area of molecular and cell biology. The candidate with significant and published experience in RNA biology (ideally with proven expertise in long-non-coding RNA research) or extensive experience in wound healing research using in vivo models is preferred. Additional skills in bioinformatics, especially analysis of large data sets of high-throughput sequencing are meritorious.

The applicant is preferred to have documented previous experience with RNA research (especially in the field of non-coding RNAs) or wound healing research using in vivo models. Previous experience with tissue culture, molecular and biochemical techniques is desired. Previous experience in supervising students and working with method development is meritorious. A high level of English, spoken and written, is a requirement.

The applicant should demonstrate ability to manage simultaneous projects and to interact well with others in the research group.

A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. The term can be extended under special circumstances.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5088/2017
  • Ning Xu Landén , 0851772158
Union representative
  • Lars Ährlund-Richter, SACO, 08 – 5177 34 50,
  • Nasrin Bavand, 08-517 723 64
Published 07.Nov.2017
Last application date 03.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET

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