About the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
At the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology we conduct internationally acclaimed research and high-quality education.
When you choose to become a researcher or take a doctorate at the department, you will be met by a long-standing academic tradition combined with the technology and development opportunities of tomorrow.
Here you will find:
- An effective integration of clinical and pre-clinical research.
- Several highly internationally successful research teams.
- Efficient administrative support for researchers, teachers and students.
At the department, we value an optimistic and creative academic environment. We strive for transparent decision-making processes and an open dialogue between co-workers. Passion, competence, financial awareness and respect are the keywords within our operation.
Our research fields
The following research fields are established at the department:
- cellular signaling
- cardiovascular and respiratory systems
- anesthesiology and intensive care
- muscle physiology
Our collaboration with the clinics at Karolinska University Hospital provides unique opportunities for translational research within our subjects.
Our research groups
The 30 existing research groups at the department work as part of an open culture with an international atmosphere. Here you will find a high proportion of visiting research fellows from around the world. We place great emphasis on the abilities of researchers to link networks and collaborate both internally at the department and externally with other institutes of higher education, in Sweden and abroad.
Equipment and methods
The methodological arsenal at the department is extensive, from advanced molecular biological techniques to whole animal research and human experimentation. At the department, you have access to:
- established research networks for pain research
- imaging equipment and related expertise
- liver tissue bioreactor
- experimental behavioural facility
- human research laboratory
- core facility for genetic physiology.
Physiology and Pharmacology is one of the departments most frequently involved in teaching within Karolinska Institutet's study programmes. The teachers at the department teach future medical doctors, physiotherapists, biomedics and dentists.
We are proud of our educational tradition and welcome you who view teaching as an integral part of your work as a researcher.
Administration and support
Research and teaching at the department is facilitated by the finance office, human resources, the course service desk, the communication office, IT support, and of course by the head of the department and the head of administration.
Do you want to work as a researcher or take a doctorate with us?
The department in brief:
Annual turnover: approx SEK 165 million
- of which government financing represents: approx 49 %
- of which financing from external funding bodies represents: approx 51 %
Number of active researchers, doctoral students and affiliates: 350 persons
Number of research groups: approx 30
Number of professors: approx 20