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Postdoctoral researcher in neural mechanisms of motor control

Karolinska Institutet

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Laboratory of Postural Control in the Department of Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden), lead by professor Tatiana Deliagina. We are studying organization and operation of neuronal networks underlying control of posture and balance, as well as distortions in operation of these networks caused by different types of spinal cord injury. Our research utilizes mammalian animal models.

For more information, please visit Deliagina Laboratory | Karolinska Institutet (

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We are looking for candidates with experience in:

  • behavioral experiments (behavior of unrestrained animals, training of animals to execute specific behaviors on experimental setups),
  • electrophysiological techniques (extracellular recording of individual neurons and EMGs during motor behavior),
  • surgery (dissection for acute experiments and surgery for chronic experiments),
  • stereotaxic injections,
  • histochemistry.

The candidate should have:

  • a PhD degree in Neuroscience,
  • the ability to work both independently and within a team,
  • have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

What do we offer?

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.



An employment application must contain the following documents in English:

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Furthermore, the applicant should as well provide names and e-mails of three referees whom can provide recommendations.

Welcome to apply at the latest October 31st, 2021.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentupon agreement
Salarymonthly salary
Number of positions1
Working hours100
CountyStockholms län
Reference numberSTÖD 2-4115/2021
ContactTatiana Deliagina, professor,
Union representativeHenry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.seMagnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37, magnus.ana@ki.seBjörn Meister, SACO,
Last application date31.Oct.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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