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We are looking for an applicant for a postdoc position (Circuit and Systems Neuroscience) at the Dept. of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. The applicant will join an active, enthusiastic and well-equipped group of neuroscientists studying fundamental properties of periaqueductal neuronal pathways and modulation primarily in panic and anxiety in the context of sex differences.


We use transgenic mouse models to study both physiological and pathological states of periaqueductal neuronal populations at the basic level (Viral tracing, Patch-clamp electrophysiology, Patch-Seq (Fuzik et al., Nature Biotechnology 2016, Fuzik et al. PNAS 2019), in vitro voltage imaging), and add a translational angle using systems neuroscience approaches (behavior tests, head-fixed in vivo electrophysiology).


A postdoctoral candidate with a neuroscience background and with a PhD of not more than 2 years is preferred. The position is initially for 2 years and it may be prolonged based on progress and available funding. Experience in electrophysiology and/or imaging techniques is essential; experience with viral tracing, in vivo experiments, RNA-sequencing and advanced data analysis will be considered and positively evaluated.

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)
  • Cover letter describing goals and motivation
  • Contact information for 3 references

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

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First day of employment As soon as possible
Reference number STÖD 2-4964/2021
  • Janos Fuzik, 0732222044
Published 17.Nov.2021
Last application date 14.Feb.2022 11:59 PM CET
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