Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The recently started Fuzik laboratory at the Department of Neuroscience, has an open position for a postdoctoral fellow to reveal the identity and investigate the synaptic function of neuron subtypes in animal models of anxiety. The project will address the classification of periaqueductal gray and hypothalamic neurons and their long-range inputs and plasticity with special focus on sex-differences using state-of-the-art optical physiology and Voltage-Seq.

Your mission

The research will be supported by investigation of neuronal function during behavior through a number of advanced circuit approaches to manipulate molecularly defined neurons. The project will involve the use of genetically modified mice for in vivo optogenetics and behavior testing, in vitro optogenetics together with electrophysiological recordings, Patch-seq electrophysiology and single-cell RNA sequencing.

Successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in a stimulating and collaborative environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

We expect applicants to have a strong determination to contribute to a functional understanding of circuits, with extensive experience and interest in, Patch-Seq electrophysiology, in vitro optogenetics, confocal imaging and RNA-sequencing.

Extensive knowledge of in vitro electrophysiology, statistics, and basic programming is expected.

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.

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.


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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 October 26.

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 November
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3762/2023
  • Janos Fuzik,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Björn Meister, SACO,
Published 12.Oct.2023
Last application date 26.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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