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Open position as postdoctoral researcher with a focus on skeletal muscle health and function in children and young adults with Cerebral Palsy. The position will be focused on the parasport Frame running and explore exercise physiology related questions in a dynamic research environment.


The position is available at the Division of Neuropediatrics, Department of Women’s and Children’s health. Our research in neuropediatrics aims to assess and treat neuromuscular dysfunction and identify underlying molecular mechanisms, especially in children with cerebral palsy. The responsible PI for the project is team leader and assistant professor Ferdinand von Walden.

Department of Women’s and Children’s health:

The research project

The overall research goal of this position is to increase the understanding of how skeletal muscle function and work capacity in children and young adults with cerebral palsy differs from that of typically developed individuals. Moreover, the project aims at investigating skeletal muscle fatigability and oxidative metabolism, using non-invasive methodology.


We are looking for a postdoctoral scholar to join our research team for a period of six months with the possibility for additional extension. Duties include recruiting research subjects, individually collect and analyze data, interpret data and write scientific manuscripts intended for publication together with the research group. The project is skeletal muscle and exercise focused and a PhD with a focus on skeletal muscle function in children with/without motor impairments is warranted. The ideal candidate should also have previous experience in electromyography, muscle force measurements, exercise tests with breath-by-breath gas analysis and other measures of work capacity. An interest in parasport and preferably Frame running is also a merit.

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 five 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: Stockholm

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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First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Scholarship
Reference number STÖD 2-1978/2022
  • Ferdinand von Walden, biträdande lektor,
  • Sabina Brinkley, HR-partner, 08-52482380
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR, 0790792477
  • John Inge Johnsen , SACO,
Published 03.May.2022
Last application date 16.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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