Job ID: 117480

ERC funded postdoctoral fellow position for studying the molecular and circuit mechanisms of learning and memory with cutting-edge technologies

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 29 February 2024

Employment Start Date: 1 May 2024

Contract Length: Flexible

City: Stockholm

Country: Sweden

Institution: Karolinska Institutet

Department: Molecular Neurobiology


Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in Onur Dagliyan’s Group at the Division of Molecular Neurobiology. The lab is looking for neuroscientists who are interested in the molecular modulation of neural circuits responsible for learning and memory. The lab’s research focus is to uncover experience-driven protein signaling mechanisms in the mouse brain by developing new technologies. The group is building a new interdisciplinary research program as there is an immense potential for new fundamental insights to be discovered. Neuronal activity dependent molecular signaling processes are central for synaptic plasticity. These molecular events form the mechanistic basis of complex neural computation, learning and memory. The Dagliyan laboratory focuses on specific molecular events in neurons in the mouse brain happening at different time scales, starting from the immediate modifications at the synapse, to longer time scale molecular events including gene expression, which are key processes for the behaviorally induced plasticity of neuronal circuits. The Dagliyan Lab is funded by European Research Council (ERC), Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet), Svenska Sällskapet för Medicinsk Forskning (SSMF), The Brain Foundation (Hjärnfonden).

The Dagliyan lab is located in the Unit of Molecular Neurobiology, composed of outstanding scientists applying interdisciplinary approaches to cutting-edge problems in a collaborative and stimulating environment. The unit is part of the Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics residing in a new research building for Biomedical Research, Biomedicum, providing modern technological platforms and an open environment for interactions across departments and disciplines

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To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. 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.

While the principal investigator will work hard to achieve your career dreams, your mission will be to unravel molecular mechanisms of several protein signaling pathways in the mouse brain during behavior. The recruited fellow is expected to play a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, analysis, as well as presentation/publication of results. You will also work with the collaborating neighbor laboratories to learn and adapt new techniques in case you do not have experience with the particular approach. You will also have a chance to collaborate with the scientists who are pioneers in their fields

The applicant shall hold a PhD degree in one of the biological science or engineering fields, preferentially awarded in the 2-3 years. The candidates with previous electrophysiology, mouse behavior or circuit mapping experience will be prioritized. The applicant needs to have a high degree of independence and motivation but should have no problems to work in a team given the collaborative nature of the project. Fluency in English is a requirement.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. 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. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Contact: Onur Dagliyan, principal investigator, ,

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The start date is flexible.