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The Department of Neuroscience includes several research groups working on different aspects of nervous system function, both under normal conditions and in various disease states. Research projects include a broad range of studies on the molecular and cellular levels, networks of neurons, and the organization of the nervous system as a whole. The Department has a flat organization with 40 research group leaders, of which 24 are full professors, and 65 PhD students.

Teaching represents a fundamental activity at the Department, which participates in several undergraduate courses and postgraduate education programs. Each year approximately 15 students receive their PhD from our Department and many of our graduates have gone onto distinguished careers in the academic or private sector.

Division

The offered position is part of ongoing projects regarding the plasticity of spinal cord network organization under physiological (exercise/training) and pathophysiological conditions, such as, neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) and injury. To address this issue, we will take advantage of the experimental amenability of the genetically powerful model system of the zebrafish – whose circuitry is relatively simple, better understood, and produces a measurable and robust behavioral output.

Duties

The postdoc candidate will be involved in research to investigate how changes in muscle fiber properties can shape the organization and operational range of the corresponding upstream neuro-circuit. In our lab we use a variety of state-of-the-art methods including electrophysiology (patch clamp recordings), imaging, fixed tissue immunofluorescent microscopy and animal behavior.

Candidates should be highly self-motivated, energetic, able to work independently, and in collaboration. Requirements are Ph.D. degree in neuroscience or related discipline and expertise with whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology or neuroanatomy (immunohistochemistry) preferably in zebrafish (demonstrated with at least one first-author publication).

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.

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Reference number STÖD 2-2518/2020
Contact
  • Kostas Ampatzis, kostas.ampatzis@ki.se
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, magnus.ana@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Björn Meister, SACO, bjorn.meister@ki.se
Published 18.Jun.2020
Last application date 02.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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