Connecting European Neuroscience

Professor in Stockholm/Sweden

06 April 2020

Professor in Stockholm/Sweden

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Professor in Systems Neuroscience.

The employment has a focus on research.
The successful professor is expected to conduct cutting-edge research in systems neuroscience including the development of tools and principles to investigate the organization of neuronal circuits and the function of neurons and circuits in the control of behavior. The position also involves education at basic, advanced, and doctoral levels, as well as administrative academic duties.

Eligibility requirements
To be eligible for employment as Professor the applicant must have demonstrated research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills. (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

The new professor is expected to pursue an independent line of research within the subject area at the international level. The applicant must have excellent competence in the characterization of the nervous system with significant contributions to the elucidation of neuronal circuits and the function of neurons and networks in vivo during specific behaviors.

Bases of assessment
The Professorship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise (2), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (1).

Particular merit is given to excellence in research on systems neuroscience, with prominent publications in the large-scale characterization of the structure and function of the nervous system through the development and application of state-of-the-art methodologies to record, analyze and manipulate neural activity in behaving animals. The candidate must have also demonstrated proficiency and independence in securing substantial competitive research funding.

The appointee must have undergone 10 weeks of higher education pedagogical training or complete this within 2 years.

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Permanent position
Karolinska Institutet
Department of Neuroscience

Contact Information

Lennart Brodin
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet
17177 Stockholm

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