Postdoc Researcher Position in Karolinska Institutet Sweden

Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Neuroscience – Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, May 2022


Karolinska Institutet invites applications for a Postdoctoral researcher position is available in Meletis’ laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience, Sweden – May 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Neuroscience

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden


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Qualification Details

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. 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) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Your mission

The project aims to define the role of neurons subtypes in the mouse striatum in emotion and cognition, including how disease progression in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease affect the function of circuits and neurons, using optogenetics and in vivo imaging of neuronal activity.

Applicants must have a strong background in neuroscience, with a focus on circuits that control movement and motivation. Demonstrated experience in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease, animal behavior, transgenic mice, and pharmacology. The ideal candidate should enjoy working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-1777/2022

Application Procedure

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

A complete resumé, 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)

Welcome to apply at the latest May 5th.

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

About the Employer:


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. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Solna

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Contact details

  • Konstantinos Meletis, 08-52483236

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