Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research in neuroscience?

Postdoctoral Studies in medicine: Neural circuits underlying sensorimotor functions, Karolinska Institutet (scholarship).

The Silberberg Lab at the Department of Neuroscience is searching for talented and enthusiastic postdocs interested in studying the neural networks of the basal ganglia underlying sensorimotor functions using electrophysiological and optical methods.

Karolinska Institutet

As a university, KI is Sweden’s single largest center of medical academic research and offers the country’s widest range of medical courses and programs. Since 1901 the Nobel assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Karolinska Institutet is a modern medical university and one of the foremost in the world. With our close relationship to the clinical milieu, a well-established infrastructure, and a stable financial situation, Karolinska Institutet has excellent prerequisites for sustaining high quality research and education.


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.

Research Group

The Silberberg lab uses electrophysiological, morphological, optical, and computational methods to study neural circuits in the neocortex and basal-ganglia underlying sensorimotor functions. More information about the lab can be found here: and


The successful candidate should show a high level of responsibility and independency, be able to collaborate with others in a team, good communication skills (English speaking and writing), and be willing to supervise students. Successful candidates should have a strong neuroscience background with documented experience in electrophysiology and/or imaging. Experience in surgery, animal behavior, computer programming, and manuscript writing are highly advantageous. The project will involve in vivo and ex vivo patch-clamp recordings, optogenetics, and imaging in the cortex and basal ganglia in mice.

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 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.

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. Scholarships are provided for the first two years and may be extended to salaries according to progress and available funding.

Location: Biomedicum, Karolinska Institutet, Solna campus.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English:
A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, committee work, and details of 2 references.
A complete list of publications.
A summary of current work (no more than one page).

For questions, please contact Gilad Silberberg

The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system.

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Reference number STÖD 2-1159/2021
  • Gilad Silberberg, 08-52487345
Published 05.Mar.2021
Last application date 23.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

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