Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Stockholm/Sweden

13 September 2017

Ph.D. Student in Stockholm/Sweden

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Joint Ph.D. position in Systems Neuroscience at Karolinska Institute and KTH Royal Insti. of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.

We invite applications for a joint PhD position in the groups of Dr. Arvind Kumar (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden) and Dr. Dinos Meletis (Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden) to study the dynamics of neuronal ensembles in mouse striatum.

*Brief description of the project*
Striatum is the main input of the basal ganglia and plays an important role in a diversity of cognitive and motor functions. The goal of the project is to understand how the population activity of striatal neurons encodes external stimulus and behavioral states of the animal. To this end the student will record, analyse and model the striatal activity in different conditions.

We are looking for a student with a MSc (or equivalent) degree in Physics or Engineering and a strong background in data analysis and/or analysis and modeling of physical systems. Previous knowledge of neuroscience would be useful but not necessary.

This will be a joint position at KTH and KI Stockholm, Sweden. The employment as a Phd student is time limited following the regulations for Ph.D. employment in the Higher Education Ordinance (~ 5 years with 80% PhD studies and 20% department service including teaching) of Sweden.

*About the research groups*
Dr. Arvind Kumar:
Dr. Dinos Meletis:


The application should include the following:

- CV with relevant professional experience and knowledge.
- Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions.
- Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue a PhD in neuroscience
- Contact information of two referees. We contact the referees only for shortlisted candidates.

Send the above info as a single zip file to arvkumar[@]

Job Information

Closing date:
Contract length:
4 years
KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Institute

Contact Information

Arvind Kumar
Lindstedtsvägen 5

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