Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The position regards experimental research in model animal that will be conducted in Dr. Marie Carlén’s research group, the department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet. The hired person will work in a team of lab members in a project investigating the mechanism underlying working memory (WM) in the mouse prefrontal cortex (PFC). The project encompasses a range of technologies and analysis signifying systems neuroscience.

Your mission

The person we are seeking to hire will work in close collaboration with our lab members in a project investigating WM. The hired person will be conducting stereotaxic surgeries, behavioral training of head-fixed mice in a task developed in the lab and also high-density extracellular recordings (acquisition, preprocessing, spike sorting and analysis). The work also included tissue harvesting and postprocessing, including clearing, sectioning, staining, and confocal imaging and analysis of the acquired data. The hired person will in addition maintain involved mouse colonies and perform genotyping.

Your profile

We are seeking a person with a master’s degree within the field of neuroscience and previous experience of lab work in a basic neuroscience setting. You are expected to have experience of and be comfortable with handling mice (behavioral training, surgery, perfusion etc) and to independently perform confocal microscopy and image analysis. Experience of electrophysiology using high-density probes is meriting, as are good programming skills (Matlab, Python, R, Julia). Certification for animal work in accordance.

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.

Location: Solna

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Welcome to apply at the latest May 30, 2023

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. 

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment June 2023
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2016/2023
  • Marie Carlén, 08-52483043
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, ,
  • Björn Meister, SACO,
Published 16.May.2023
Last application date 30.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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