Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

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 protein engineering technologies. The group is building a new interdisciplinary research program as there is an immense potential for new fundamental insights to be discovered

Research Team and the Division

Neuronal activity dependent molecular signaling processes are central for brain development and plasticity. These molecular events form the mechanistic basis of complex neural computation, learning and memory. The Dagliyan laboratory focuses on specific molecular events in neurons 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 by which sensory-driven neuronal gene expression is controlled. In particular, you will engineer proteins to investigate neuronal circuits in the mouse brain. 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 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 fields, preferentially awarded in the 2-3 years. The candidates with previous protein engineering, protein design, structural biology will be prioritized. Prior experience in studies of protein-function relationship, molecular and cellular biology is also a plus. 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.

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. 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) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

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.

Stockholm, Biomedicum Building, Karolinska Institute


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)

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 2-4190/2022
  • Onur Dagliyan, principal investigator, ,
Union representative
  • Anurupa Nagchowdhury (ST),
Published 27.Oct.2022
Last application date 31.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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