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Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme at Karolinska Institutet

This fellowship programme aims to support the development of a new generation of exceptional young diabetes and metabolism researchers, to become future leaders in the field, while further developing scientific excellence within these areas ultimately improving the lives of patients.

Call for Project proposals - Now open

The Novo Nordisk Fellowship Programme has completed five rounds of recruitments and we have to date appointed 20 postdoctoral fellows. This call is, thus, the first step in our sixth round of recruitment of 3 postdoctoral fellows for an expected start date in the autumn of 2020.

Principal investigators at Karolinska Institutet are invited to submit a project proposal for consideration within basic, translational, clinical, and/or epidemiological research with an emphasis on diabetes and its comorbidities (e.g. cardiovascular and liver disease), endocrinology and metabolism.

Deadline for applications, December 16th, 2019.

For more information about the call and instructions how to apply - Call for Project proposals.

Please use the Template for application when you submit your application.  

Overview

Based at Karolinska Institutet, Fellows will undertake cutting edge research projects, mentored by front-line researchers in the field of diabetes and metabolism. In addition, it is anticipated that during the course of the fellowships, fellows will have the opportunity to spend approximately 3 months in the research laboratories at Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen. Thus, Fellows will gain insight into research conducted in both academia and industry. In order to increase coherence around the Fellowship programme, a number of events will be held throughout the year such as high profile lectures, symposia, etc. which the fellows will attend, both at Karolinska Institutet and at Novo Nordisk in Copenhagen.

  • The postdoctoral research fellowships are aimed at early career researchers with a basic science background.
  • Fellowships are fully funded for a 3-year period providing salary as well as travel allowance for the fellow.
  • The fellowship programme is open to outstanding candidates of any nationality.

Workshops and meetings

Programs from previous KI-Novo Nordisk workshops:

Workshop November 13th, 2019 

Workshop September 27th, 2018

Workshop October 11th, 2017

Workshop November 10th, 2016

Current fellows

Dr Osman Ahmed

Principal Investigators: Prof Peder Olofsson and Assoc Prof Stephen Malin, Dept of Medicine, Solna

 

Dr Thomas Ebert

Principal Investigators: Prof Peter Stenvinkel and Prof Annika Wernerson, Dept of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology

 

Dr Sanna Hellberg

Principal Investigators: Assoc Prof Stephen Malin and Prof Göran K Hansson, Cardiovascular Research, Dept of Medicine Solna

 

Dr Katharina Herzog

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Sofia Carlsson, Institute of Environmental Medicine

 

Dr Kelvin Kwok

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Carsten Daub, Prof Mikael Rydén and Prof Peter Arner, Dept of Medicine Huddinge

 

Dr Noah Moruzzi

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Ingo Leibiger, Insulin Receptor Signalling, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Surgery

 

Dr Lars Paeger

Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Christian Broberger, Dept of Neuroscience

 

Dr David Rizo Roca

Principal Investigators: Prof Juleen Zierath and Prof Anna Krook, Dept of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, and Dept of Physiology and Pharmacology

 

Dr Vladimir Shavva

Principal Investigator: Prof Peder Olofsson, Dept of Medicine, Solna

 

Dr Daniel Svensson

Principal Investigators: Assoc Prof Hjalmar Brismar and Prof Anita Aperia, Pediatric cell and molecular biology, Dept of Women’s and Children’s Health

 

Alumni


Dr Pauline Vercruysse

Dr Ester Bachar-Wikström

Dr Soile Tuomela

Dr Lars Ketscher

Dr Montserrat Visa

Dr Nicole Schmitner

Dr Lucile Dollet

Dr Isabel Cordero Herrera

Dr Alastair Kerr

Programme Steering Committee

Karolinska Institutet members

Prof. Juleen Zierath, Clinical Physiology. Steering Committee Chairman

Prof. Anders Gustafsson, Acting Vice President of KI

Prof. Nancy Pedersen, Medical Epidemiology

Prof. Barbara Canlon, Hearing Physiology

Novo Nordisk members

Prof. Peter Kurtzhals, Chief Scientific Advisor, Novo Nordisk R&D

Prof. Martin Ridderstråle, Corporate Vice President, Clinical Pharmacology & Translational Medicine

Prof. Mads Tang-Christensen, Corporate Vice President, Obesity Research

 

Contact

NovoNordiskFellowship@mmk.ki.se

Programme Manager

Håkan Karlsson