Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The newly started Picton laboratory, collaborating with the El Manira and Lallemend laboratories at the Department of Neuroscience, has an open position for a postdoctoral fellow. We are searching for talented and enthusiastic postdocs interested in studying sensorimotor circuits using electrophysiological, imaging, and molecular techniques.

Your mission

The project aims to understand the role of sensorimotor circuits for whole-body motor behavior in mice. 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 using mice as a model system. We are seeking candidates with documented experience in surgery, animal behavior, virus injections, and electrophysiology. The project will involve patch-clamp recordings (including mechanoclamp recordings), optogenetics, imaging in the mouse brainstem and spinal cord.

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.

Location: Solna

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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 2024-06-01

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 As soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1222/2024
  • Laurence Picton,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-52486437,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Björn Meister, SACO,
Published 19.Mar.2024
Last application date 01.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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