We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study scar formation, inflammation and regeneration following spinal cord injury. The lab investigates fibrotic scar formation and its impact on axonal regeneration and functional recovery following different CNS lesions. We discovered a new population of perivascular cells, called type A pericytes, as the source of fibrotic scar tissue following spinal cord injury, see Göritz et al., Science, 2011. Recently, we identified pericyte-derived scar formation as a therapeutic target to achieve axonal regeneration and functional recovery (Dias et al., Cell, 2018). The intended project will investigate different strategies to enhance axonal regeneration and functional recovery following spinal cord injury and/or investigate the mechanisms of fibrotic scarring. The Göritz laboratory is offering a stimulating, interactive international environment. We are part of the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, one of the world’s leading medical universities. The lab is located in the recently opened Biomedicum, a state-ofthe-art research building.
We are looking for highly motivated, independent and driven candidates, with at least one first authorship publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. The successful applicant will have a strong background in Neuroscience, preferentially with knowledge in the area of CNS injury and repair. A documented ability to independently carry out experimental research projects is required, as are good communication skills in spoken and written English. Experience with transgenic mouse models, spinal cord injury models, imaging techniques, opto-/chemogenetics techniques is of advantage.
An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish: • A letter of interest • 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 • Names of three references The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system: http://ki.varbi.com/what:job/jobID:293182/
Additional Salary Information: 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.
Internal Number: 2-5015/2019
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