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Post-doctoral position in Solna/Sweden

25 January 2016

Post-doctoral position in Solna/Sweden

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Postdoctoral studies in Alzheimer’s research (scholarship) “Prevention of Amyloidogenic Peptide-Induced Network and Cognitive Deficits by Activation of Peptide Degradation Mechanisms”


The Center for Alzheimer Research is an innovative and translational combination of 5 divisions in the NVS department engaged in translational research on neurodegenerative diseases and aging. Research concentrates on pre-clinical as well as clinical aspects of neurodegenerative disease mechanisms and therapeutic strategies. The Center for Alzheimer Research consists of 12 research groups with a total of 60 employees and 25 doctoral students.

The successful candidate will be able to select from a number of projects that investigate how neuronal synchronization and electrical oscillations in neuronal networks, are altered in pathological states of the brain and explore potential treatment strategies. The desired end result is a rescue of disease-induced cognitive decline in relevant animal models.
The successful candidate is expected to perform scientific research, analysis and publication of results.

Entry requirements
Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in neuroscience or neuroscience-related fields. A strong background and training in electrophysiology, especially patch-clamp techniques, is preferred.
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.

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.

1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio ( )

2. A complete list of publications

3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

5. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Job Information

Closing date:
Karolinska Institutet
Department of Neurobiology

Contact Information

André Fisahn, Senior researcher
Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle

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