Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

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.


The division investigates the function of brain circuits in motivation, reward, and aversion, using advanced technologies to define the organization of circuits, identity of neurons, and neuronal activity patterns during behavior.

Your mission

Your mission is to perform and analyze experiments on the structure and function of brain circuits that regulate motivated behaviors. This is a fixed-term position for 12 months with the possibility of extension. 

Your profile

Candidates applying for this position should hold a master’s degree in Molecular biology, Medical Science or similar field. Candidates should also have experience in experimental research and specifically experience using mouse models to investigate disease in the nervous system.

Furthermore the candidate should have excellent communication skills in English and the ability to work efficiently in a team.

What do we offer?

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna


Welcome to apply at the latest 1 July 2021.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2839/2021
  • Konstantinos Meletis, 08-524 832 36
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Björn Meister, SACO,
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
Published 10.Jun.2021
Last application date 01.Jul.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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