Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Within our group the research extends widely from basic to clinical research, which facilitates the translation of basic findings into clinical, in order to discover prospective therapies for neurological diseases and neuropsychiatric diseases. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you may contribute to high quality research on an internationally competitive level.

Your mission

Within the project, one important focus is development of various assays for key molecular determinants underlying mechanisms of depression with comprehensive molecular, cellular and behavioural approaches. The successful candidate will generate novel strategy of manifestation of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. Independence and strong motivation are expected throughout the project. The successful candidate will be encouraged to serve as a mentor for exam students and Ph.D. students, thus building experience for future leadership.

Your profile

A person is eligible to be appointed Senior Researcher if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence, as well as documented research after publicly defending his or her doctoral thesis corresponding to qualification as Assistant professor.

Applicants must have a strong background in animal models of stress-associated neuropsychiatric diseases, such as depression and anxiety. Extensive experience with methods of behavioral, molecular and cellular neuroscience including biochemistry chemogenetics and optogenetic is required. In addition, candidates must demonstrate a solid knowledge of histology and pharmacology in theory and practice. Training in medicine and a MD degree are strong advantages. Ideal applicants will bring a strong team spirit to the laboratory. Experience to be a supervisor to PhD students will be advantage. Excellent command of the English language is highly preferred.

Bases os assessment

We stress research expertise when assessing applicants.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Read more about the research group you will be part of here


An application must contain the following documents in English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.  

Welcome to apply at the latest 31th October

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment 临时职位(6个月以上)
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5246/2019
  • Elin Hammergård, HR-administrator,
  • Per Svenningsson, Professor,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37
Published 21.Oct.2019
Last application date 31.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET