Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

A postdoctoral position on sensorimotor integration and neural control of movement is available at the Department of Neuroscience. The project will have a particular focus on the integration of sensory feedback on movements in mice. This is a collaborative project between the labs of Abdel El Manira, Francois Lallemend and Laurence Picton and will involve multiple advanced techniques. The selected candidate will investigate the functional properties and connectivity of proprioceptive neurons and will explore proprioceptive feedback pathways in the brainstem and spinal cord. The project will involve the use of viral tracing, electrophysiology, optogenetics and behavioral analysis.

The Department of Neuroscience at KI offers a multidisciplinary and diverse research environment with a strong community and a number of leading labs in motor control neuroscience. 

Your mission

In this postdoctoral role you will study proprioceptive feedback pathways for motor control. The applicant should have experience working with transgenic mice, virus injections and surgeries and have a strong interest in understanding sensory feedback for mammalian motor control. 

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

We are seeking applicants with a PhD and strong background in motor control neuroscience. The ideal candidate should have experience in the following techniques:
•    Experimental work with transgenic mouse lines
•    Virus injections 
•    Stereotaxic surgery
•    Histology
•    Mouse behavior
•    Electrophysiology

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Solna
Neuroscience is one of the strategic research areas at Karolinska Institutet. There many leading labs at the Department of Neuroscience focusing on brain circuit organization and function using a range of advanced techniques. The Department of Neuroscience offers a vibrant environment with an open and collaborative atmosphere.


The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

This is a fixed-term position for 2 years with the possibility of extension for 1 year. 

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 13th of April 2023!

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

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment In accordance with agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1128/2023
  • Professor Abdel El Manira,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Magnus Anå, OFR,
  • Björn Meister, SACO, bjö
Published 15.Mar.2023
Last application date 13.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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