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The Meletis laboratory, in the Department of Neuroscience, has an open position for a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the function of neuron subtypes during motivated behavior and decision-making, including circuit dysfunction in animal models of addiction and mood disorders. The project will address the in vivo role of molecularly defined neuron subtypes in the basal ganglia and circuits connected to lateral habenula.


The research will be based on investigation of neuron function during behavior through a number of advanced circuit approaches to record and manipulate molecularly defined neurons. The project will involve the use of genetically modified mice for in vivo optogenetics, in vivo electrophysiology (optrodes, Neuropixels), in vivo 1P calcium imaging with GRIN lenses (miniscopes), in vivo multifiber photometry, and behavioral paradigms (freely moving and head-fixed). The project will also benefit from ongoing projects that map the identity and connectivity of neurons in the investigated circuits based on single cell RNA-seq and monosynaptic rabies tracing.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a stimulating and collaborative environment with state of the art infrastructure.

We expect applicants to have a strong determination to contribute to a functional understanding of circuits, with extensive experience and interest in behavior, electrophysiology or imaging. Extensive knowledge of in vivo imaging or electrophysiology, statistics and programming, are required.

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

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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 2-333/2021
  • Konstantinos Meletis, 08-524 832 36,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Magnus Anå, OFR,
  • Björn Meister, SACO,
Published 02.Feb.2021
Last application date 02.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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