Postdoctoral studies in non-coding RNAs in inflammation

Postdoctoral studies in non-coding RNAs in inflammation


Postdoctoral research in non-coding RNAs in irritation

We’re a analysis group learning non-coding RNAs in pores and skin irritation, utilizing a mix of affected person materials, in vitro and in vivo research with state-of the-art strategies. The profitable applicant can have the chance to be a part of a workforce with an enthusiasm for science and a longstanding curiosity in pores and skin biology and irritation, and be taught state-of-the-art strategies in non-coding RNA biology and irritation.


The Dermatology and Venereology Division is a part of the Division of Drugs Solna at KI. Throughout the division, there are a number of analysis teams investigating completely different elements of pores and skin illnesses, together with pores and skin irritation and pores and skin most cancers. The analysis is carried out in an interdisciplinary setting with robust collaboration with medical departments and different nationwide and worldwide analysis teams. The principal investigator Enikö Sonkoly MD PhD, works in shut collaboration with different dermatology analysis teams on the Heart for Molecular Drugs (CMM).


The profitable candidate will probably be accountable to design and carry out in vitro and in vivo mechanistic experiments to dissect the position of non-coding RNAs in inflammatory pores and skin illnesses.

The challenge consists of research on main cell cultures, affected person samples and mouse fashions of irritation. We now have greater than a decade of expertise with pores and skin biology and non-coding RNA analysis which creates a singular mixture. The strategies we use are molecular biology methods with a particular emphasis on non-coding RNA biology utilizing antisense and CRISPR-based programs to check non-coding RNA-function, in cell tradition and 3D pores and skin fashions, and to an rising extent, information evaluation with bioinformatics strategies.

The principle duties of the profitable candidate will probably be:

  • Designing, performing and establishing state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo assays
  • Total accountability for the analysis challenge, together with following related literature figuring out and speaking want for additional developments
  • Writing scientific articles
  • Supervision of junior researchers/college students
  • Presenting outcomes on scientific congresses.

Entry necessities

We’re on the lookout for a researcher with a real curiosity in medical analysis, molecular biology and drawback fixing who would be part of our workforce in exploring the molecular background of pores and skin irritation.

The candidate ought to possess a PhD diploma in a related scientific self-discipline (e.g. biomedicine, molecular biology, pharmacy, drugs). Candidates who haven’t accomplished a doctorate on the finish of the appliance interval can also apply, offered that each one necessities for a accomplished diploma are met earlier than the (meant) date of employment. This should be substantiated by the applicant’s essential supervisor, director or equal.

The profitable candidate has a real curiosity in analysis and an interior drive to know organic issues. The candidate is predicted to make use of a variety of molecular biology strategies for the characterization of related pathways in main cells, affected person samples and animal fashions. Expertise with, and a deep understanding of, molecular biology methods and cell tradition is a requirement. Expertise with a number of of the next fields/methods isn’t a requirement however meritorious: (1) non-coding RNA analysis methods (2) animal fashions (3) fundamental bioinformatics evaluation (e.g. evaluation of RNAseq information, data of R) (4) pores and skin analysis.

The work requires collaboration potential, the flexibility to unravel issues and openness to be taught new strategies in addition to potential to oversee college students/colleagues. A superb data of English language, each oral and written, is required.

Key standards:

  • Related scientific competence and expertise
  • Related work expertise
  • Private suitability
  • Language expertise and communication expertise

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification will be established for overseas researchers who place their {qualifications} in Sweden. The aim of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to advertise internationalization and contribute to analysis qualification after a doctorate or equal.
A scholarship for finishing up postdoctoral analysis will be granted for a most of two years inside a 4 yr interval following the receipt of a doctoral diploma or equal.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the particular person should have obtained a doctorate or a overseas diploma deemed to be equal to a doctorate. Candidates who haven’t accomplished a doctorate on the finish of the appliance interval can also apply, offered that each one necessities for a accomplished diploma are met earlier than the (meant) begin date of the put up doctoral training.

The pinnacle of the division determines whether or not their earlier coaching and scholarly {qualifications} correspond to a Swedish doctorate or greater.

Absolutely Funded Scholarships for Worldwide College students to Work and Research Overseas


The place is positioned inside the Division of Drugs, Solna. The division consists of twelve divisions and every division consists of a number of analysis teams. The place is positioned inside the analysis group Sonkoly, positioned on the Heart for Molecular Drugs (CMM). The Sonkoly group has an in depth collaboration with different dermatology analysis teams which can be positioned in CMM.  CMM affords additionally core services and alternatives to collaborate with different translational analysis teams. The proximity of CMM to the New Karolinska Hospital permits for collaboration with clinicians on the dermatology clinic which is a prerequisite for translational tasks.

Kind of scholarship

The quantity is tax free and it’s set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months foundation. In distinctive circumstances, shorter intervals could also be acceptable.

Software course of

An utility should include the next paperwork in English or Swedish:

  • An entire curriculum vitae, together with date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, earlier tutorial positions, tutorial title, present place, tutorial distinctions, and committee work
  • An entire listing of publications
  • A abstract of present work (no a couple of web page)

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

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Reference quantity STÖD 2-4112/2021
Contact Enikö Sonkoly,
Union consultant Bruna Gigante, SACO, bruna.gigante@ki.seAfsar Rahbar OFR, Afsar.Rahbar@ki.seLouisa Cheung, SACO,
Revealed 21.Sep.2021
Final utility date 28.Oct.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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