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Immunology, Postdoc scholarship in pain research with focus on fibromyalgia – Sweden 2022


Postdoctoral studies in pain research with focus on fibromyalgia is available at the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM),  Department of Physiology and Pharmacology – Karolinska Institute, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
Fellowship/Scholarship: Karolinska Institutet Scholarships
No. of Positions: 1
Eligibility (Gender): Common
Eligibile Nationals: All Nationals
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -

Svensson lab, Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM)
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Karolinska Institute (KI)

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Qualification Details

You are a creative, hardworking and enthusiastic team player. You have a PhD in immunology, neuroscience, biomedical science, or another relevant field.

You have a strong background immunology or neuroinflammation. Documented practical experience with FACS analysis, immunocytochemistry, primary cell cultures libraray preparation for single cell and bulk RNA sequencing and data analysis or animal handling are considered strong merits

You can work independently but also have the interpersonal and communication skills to succeed at working in a multidisciplinary team. You have a deep sense of responsibility, take initiatives and have capacity and flexibility to work with researchers and students with different expertise.

You have a very good written and spoken English and is a good communicator, both when it comes to  presentations and preparation of publications. You have good recommendations from previous supervisors/teachers.

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. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The Postdoctoral Fellow that join the team will be investigating pain mechanisms in fibromyalgia. The focus will be on satellite glial cells and the adaptive immune system focusing on antibodies and associated mechanisms. The work will be performed in vitro as well as by analyzing samples (plasma, CSF, tissue biopsies) from fibromyalgia patients and healthy controls. You will also be working with animal models to investigate pain mechanisms related to the findings in the pain patient samples. You will be working closely together preclinical and clinical researchers and biostatisticians with a mission to increase our ability to study pain from a translational perspective.

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: -STÖD 2-4772/2021
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

About the Karolinska Institutet Scholarships

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Documents Required

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

  • 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
  • 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.

About the Department

We invite applications for a joint post doc position in Prof Camilla Svensson’s team that explores cellular and molecular mechanisms underlaying chronic pain states. The position will be placed in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Karolinska Institutet, which has a collegial, international and dynamic research environment. The Svensson lab is part the Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) located on the premises of the Karolinska Hospital. We offer an exciting, open, and collaborative research work environment and project, where you can make a difference.

About the Employer: Karolinska Institute (KI)

Note or Other Details

Type of scholarship

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.

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