Postdoctoral studies in in vivo Electrophysiology (scholarship) Karolinska Institutet, The department of Neuroscience, Silberberg


The Silberberg lab at the Department of Neuroscience of Karolinska Institutet is now searching a postdoc candidate for a project using in vivo electrophysiology, calcium imaging, and optogenetics. Our lab uses electrophysiological, morphological, optogenetic, and computational methods to study neural microcircuits in the neocortex and basal-ganglia. In particular we are interested in the dynamic properties of neuronal microcircuits underlying sensory and motor processing. We study the dynamic interactions between different types of excitatory and inhibitory neurons in order to unravel the way neural networks are structured and dynamically orchestrated. For more information about our ongoing research and group members, please visit

The project is funded by a grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation. Funding is initially granted for the first 2 years, and may be extended according to progress and available funding.

Entry requirements
Scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies may be awarded to individuals who come from other countries with the intention of remaining in Sweden only while obtaining all or part of their education. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher. Having received a salary or other remuneration from Karolinska Institutet during the past two years may be disqualifying. One requirement for receiving a scholarship for postdoctoral studies is central registration as a postdoc.

Candidates are required to have a strong neuroscience background with documented experience in patchclamp recording and/or in vivo electrophysiology. Knowledge of neuroanatomy, imaging, and computer programming are highly advantageous. The successful candidate should be ambitious, focused, hardworking, and possess good social and communication skills.

Type of scholarship
Karolinska Institutet awards scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies. This educational scholarship, which is paid for a maximum of two years within four years after the receipt of a PhD or the equivalent, is tax-exempt. The amount is set for twelve months at a time and is paid out on a monthly basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English: The following documents are required:
• Complete CV and publication list.
• A summary of current work (max. one page).
• A summary of proposed research (max. one page).
• Names and contact details of at least two references.
The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Research groups at the Department of Neuroscience study different aspects of the function of the normal nervous system, as well as disturbances, injuries and diseases affecting the nervous system. Projects include a broad range of studies at the molecular and cellular levels, the network level and at the level of the overall organization of the nervous system. The department also conducts undergraduate education in neuroscience, anatomy and histology in a number of programs at Karolinska Institutet. To read more about our department, please visit our webpage;

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published. Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Last date of application: 2016-05-31
Contact: Gilad Silberberg, associate professor,
Anil Sharma, postdoc representative,

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