Job ID: 64427

A post-doc position in electrophysiology is available in the Neuro-plasticity group (Dr. K. Ampatzis) at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 28 February 2022

Contract Length: 2 +2 years

City: Stockholm

Country: Sweden

Institution: Karolinska Institutet

Department: Neuroscience

Description:

We are looking for one highly motivated researcher with an interest in neuroscience with a particular focus on motor systems. The offered position is part of ongoing projects regarding the plasticity of spinal cord network organization under physiological (exercise/training) and pathophysiological conditions, such as neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) and injury. To address this issue we will take advantage of the experimental amenability of the genetically powerful model system of the zebrafish – whose circuitry is relatively simple, better understood, and produces a measurable and robust behavioral output.

 

The post-doc candidate will be involved in research to investigate how changes in the organization and functionality of the spinal networks affect motor behaviors.

Candidates should be highly motivated, energetic, self-motivated, able to work independently and in collaboration.

Specific duties and qualifications:

  • Establishing and performing whole-cell patch-clamp recording from individual cells and between pairs.
  • Designing behavioral tasks and training animals
  • Planning and maintenance of zebrafish
  • Collection and analysis of electrophysiological and behavioral data
  • Organization of laboratory routines and documentation
  • Preparation of manuscript drafts and grant applications

 

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in neuroscience or related discipline (within the past 2 years),
  • Documented ability to perform whole-cell patch-clamp recordings (at least 1 first-author publication)
  • Documented ability to perform pair-recordings (at least 1 publication)

 

Desirable merits:

  • Experience in zebrafish model system
  • Knowledge of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology and practical experience of whole-animal experiments

Applications should include a detailed CV with a publication list, a brief statement of research experience and interests (1-page max), and at least two references to Dr. Konstantinos Ampatzis (konstantinos.ampatzis@ki.se).