The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world-leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cellular levels to clinical research and societal studies.

The Division of Neurogeriatrics consists of about 85 employees. The division conducts experimental and translational research related primarily to Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, but also more general molecular mechanisms with biomedical relevance are studied.

The Schultzberg lab addresses fundamental questions in neuroinflammation with the aim to find new treatment targets in Alzheimer’s disease. Our studies build upon in vivo and in vitro models as well as on analysis of human clinical samples, in order to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms for resolving neuroinflammation and regaining homeostasis in the brain. Resolution of inflammation in the brain is a relatively new research field and our studies aim to provide knowledge on the signals for resolving inflammation in the brain and whether stimulation or modulation of these is beneficial for neuronal functioning and eventually as a potential target for the treatment of patients.


A postdoctoral position (scholarship) is now open in projects devoted to exploring the role of inflammation and its resolution in the brain, with particular attention to Alzheimer’s disease.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to play a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, analysis, as well as presentation/publication of results.

Entry requirements

The applicant should be a highly motivated individual who can collaborate and function well in a team. We are looking for a person who holds a PhD and has an interest in neuroscience/neuroinflammation, and with skills preferably in more than one of the following areas: single cell RNA-sequencing, cell biology, lipidomics and histological methods. Previous experience with mouse animal work is also desirable and appropriate certificate for mouse animal work (FELASA C or equivalent) is a merit. Excellent English oral and writing skills is a requirement.

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: Stockholm (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 2-5276/2020
  • Marianne Schultzberg, Professor,
  • Johanna Lundblad, HR-partner,
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 03.Dec.2020
Last application date 15.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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