Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Meletis laboratory studies the role of circuits and neuron subtypes in motivated behaviors using optogenetics, transcriptomics, whole-brain viral tracing, behavior, imaging and electrophysiology.

Your mission

The aim of the project is to identify and define the role of neurons in circuits that regulate motivated behaviors and are altered in mood disorders or addiction. The research assistant will have the opportunity to learn state-of-the-art research skills, and will use a range of molecular and viral methods to investigate the role of neuron subtypes in the basal ganglia for the evaluation and selection of actions and decision-making strategies.

Your profile

The applicant should have extensive training and experience using mouse behavioral assays, viral tracing methods including retrograde rabies virus tracing, and mapping of cell types in the adult mouse brain.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

This is a fixed-term position for at least 6 months.

Location: Solna

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Welcome to apply at the latest May 23rd

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
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1928/2022
  • Konstantinos Meletis,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-52486437,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Björn Meister, SACO, 08-52487025,
Published 02.May.2022
Last application date 23.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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