Do you want to uncover the molecular mechanisms of neural circuits in the mouse brain?

Applications are invited for a fully-funded postdoctoral position in Onur Dagliyan’s Group at the division of Molecular Neurobiology. The lab’s research focus is to uncover experience-driven protein signaling mechanisms in the mouse brain by developing new technologies. The group is building a new interdisciplinary research program as there is an immense potential for new fundamental insights to be discovered. The Dagliyan Lab is funded by European Research Council (ERC), Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), The Brain Foundation (Hjärnfonden), and others.

Research Team and the Division

Neuronal activity dependent molecular signaling processes are central for synaptic plasticity. These molecular events form the mechanistic basis of complex neural computation, learning and memory. The Dagliyan laboratory focuses on specific molecular events in neuronsin the mouse brain happening at different time scales, starting from the immediate modifications at the synapse, to longer time scale molecular events including gene expression, which are key processes for the behaviorally induced plasticity of neuronal circuits.

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The Dagliyan lab is the newest member of the Unit of Molecular Neurobiology, composed of outstanding scientists applying interdisciplinary approaches to cutting-edge problems in a collaborative and stimulating environment. The unit is part of the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics residing in a new research building for Biomedical Research, Biomedicum, providing modern technological platforms and an open environment for interactions across departments and disciplines. For further information on the research unit:

Your mission

While the principal investigator will work hard to achieve your career dreams, your mission will be to unravel molecular mechanisms of several protein signaling pathways in the mouse brain during behavior. The recruited fellow candidate is expected to play a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, analysis, as well as presentation/publication of results. You will also work with the collaborating neighbor laboratories to learn and adapt new techniques in case you do not have experience with the particular approach. You will also have a chance to collaborate with the scientists who are pioneers in their fields.

Your profile

The applicant shall hold a PhD degree in one of the biological science or engineering fields, preferentially awarded in the 2-3 years. The candidates with previous systems neuroscience or mouse behavior or electrophysiology or multi-photon imaging or computational biology with extensive coding experience will be prioritized. The applicant needs to have a high degree of independence and motivation but should have no problems to work in a team given the collaborative nature of the project. Fluency in English is a requirement.

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


An application must contain the following documents in English:

  • A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications.
  • A brief personal letter highlighting previous accomplishment and expertise, research interests and motivation to apply.
  • Reference letters (to be uploaded directly if available or send directly to after the first selection round)

Welcome to apply at the latest 2023-08-31

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

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2680/2023
  • Onur Dagliyan, principal investigator, ,
Union representative
  • Anurupa Nagchowdhury (ST),
Published 28.Jun.2023
Last application date 31.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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