The focus of our research is to combat the increase in morbidity and mortality from prevalent human non communicable diseases by integrating clinical parameters with physiological measurements and molecular findings from various human tissues. At our division, we aim to bring pre-clinical and clinical researchers together when addressing pertinent scientific questions and translate our findings from bench to bed-side.


The successful applicant will join a vibrant research center, which offers many opportunities for professional growth and is situated in the beautiful city of Stockholm. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in biological and/or chemical sciences and possess a strong neuroscience background. A strong background and training in electrophysiology, especially patch-clamp techniques, as well as behavioral testing in rodents is a requisite. Basic knowledge of Swedish is considered an advantage. He/she will be able to select from a number of projects that aim to explore how electrical oscillations in neuronal networks, which play an important role for higher processes in the brain such as learning, memory and perception, are modulated and altered in pathological states of the brain. Our lab uses hippocampal, septal and neocortical slice preparations as well as in vivo recordings and electrophysiological recording and imaging techniques.

Postdoctoral Qualification

To be qualified for a postdoctoral position, one must have obtained a doctorate or have the equivalent scientific competence. 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) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

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.



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

  • A complete resumé, 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)

Welcome to apply at the latest 2020-06-02

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

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2336/2020
  • Mikael Altun, mikael.altun@ki.se
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR , 08-585 826 65
  • Emilie Hultin, SACO, 08-52483286
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 20.May.2020
Last application date 02.Jun.2020 11:59 PM CET

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