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The Department of Neuroscience includes several research groups working on different aspects of nervous system function, both under normal conditions and in various disease states. Research projects include a broad range of studies on the molecular and cellular levels, networks of neurons, and the organization of the nervous system as a whole. The Department has a flat organization with 40 research group leaders, of which 24 are full professors, and 65 PhD students.


The newly started Picton laboratory, collaborating with the El Manira and Lallemend laboratories at the Department of Neuroscience, has an open position for a postdoctoral fellow. We are searching for talented and enthusiastic postdocs interested in studying sensorimotor circuits using electrophysiological, imaging, and molecular techniques.


The project aims to understand the role of sensorimotor circuits for whole-body motor behavior in mice. The successful candidate should show a high level of responsibility and independency, be able to collaborate with others in a team, and possess good English communication skills. Applicants should have a strong neuroscience background with documented experience in using mice as a model system. We are seeking candidates with documented experience in surgery, animal behavior, virus injections, and electrophysiology. The project will involve patch-clamp recordings (including mechanoclamp recordings), optogenetics, and imaging in the mouse brainstem and spinal cord.

Entry requirements

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
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. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Solna

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • 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
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

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Salary Stipendium/Scholaship
Reference number STÖD 2-1231/2024
Published 19.Mar.2024
Last application date 01.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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