Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Molecular Neurobiology

The Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB) conducts research in basic science, particularly focusing on discovering the mechanisms that cause diseases. The candidate will be incorporated into the division of Molecular Neurobiology

Research group and project
A postdoctoral position is available in the recent established lab of Ana Muñoz-Manchado at Karolinska Institutet, one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutes. Our interest in the lab is focused in the investigation of the striatal neuronal diversity and how cell specific gene regulatory networks are affected by neurodegenerative processes in Parkinson’s disease, and how the neuron’s circuit functionality is changed using both mouse models and patient material.

The person will work with modeling parkinsonism in mice and analysis of human patient material in order to study the striatal transcriptomic changes using RNA single cell sequencing, and assessing the impact on the neural circuitry.

To apply for the position, the applicant should have obtained a PhD no more than five years before the position starts in the neuroscience field. The successful applicant is experienced in molecular biology and animal experimentation. Experience in bioinformatics and single cell data analysis (R-studio, matlab…) is meriting. The applicant is expected to be a highly motivated scientist, enthusiastic person, with high degree of independence, and be able to integrate in a team and collaborative environment. Possibility of attracting own funding will be also a plus. Fluency in English is a requirement (written and oral).

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 four 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.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

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.

Type of employment Postdoctoral scholarship
Contract type Full time
First day of employment upon agreement
Salary Stipend
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3288/2019
  • Ana Munoz Manchado, +46 8 524 869 54
Union representative
  • Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-524 87570
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 04.Jun.2019
Last application date 31.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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