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The newly started Ketzef laboratory, closely affiliated to the Silberberg laboratory at the Department of Neuroscience, has an open position for a postdoctoral fellow. We are searching for talented and enthusiastic postdocs interested in studying the neural networks of the basal ganglia underlying sensorimotor functions using electrophysiological, optical, and molecular methods.


The successful candidate should show a high level of responsibility and independency, be able to collaborate with others in a team, and possess good English communication skills. Applicants should have a strong neuroscience background with documented experience in electrophysiology. Experience in surgery, animal behavior, computer programming, and manuscript writing, are highly advantageous. The project will involve in vivo patch-clamp recordings, optogenetics, and imaging in the mouse basal ganglia.

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. 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: Solna

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. Applications via email will not be considered.

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First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Scholarship
Reference number STÖD 2-1637/2023
  • Maya Ketzef,
Published 17.Apr.2023
Last application date 30.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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