Postdoctoral position in neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

The laboratory of Marie Carlén, PhD, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral positions. The Carlén lab investigates the circuit underpinnings of cognition, with a special interest in the functions of the prefrontal cortex. The research has a strong focus on inhibition, and the role of subtypes of inhibitory interneurons in cognitive processes such as attention. The lab also investigates how subcortical circuitry giving direct input to prefrontal cortex influences activities in this area, and how prefrontal cortex in turn control processing in cortical sensory areas, and ultimately shape behavior.
All projects in the lab are formulated with the aim to shed light on how brain activity and neuronal networks are affected or altered in psychiatric disorders characterized by changed cognition, such as schizophrenia.

Studies are performed using chronic recordings in conjunction with optogenetics in freely behaving transgenic mice or rats, or with acute recordings in head-fixed animals. Circuitry is targeted and traced with advanced molecular and genetic strategies.

We are looking for a highly motivated and skilled experimentalist capable of working independently as well as in close collaboration. Proven experience with single unit electrophysiology, in vivo optogenetics, rodent behavior and computer programming is prioritized, and candidates are expected to have authored high-profile publications using these techniques (at least one first author paper). Expertise in in vivo calcium-imaging or rabies tracing is also highly meriting.

To apply, please submit a letter of intent, CV and contact details of 3 academic references to

Job Information

Contract length: 2 yrs with possibility of prolongation
Institution: Karolinska Institutet
Department: Neuroscience

Contact Information

Marie Carlén
Dept of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institutet
Retzius väg 8
171 77 Stockholm
Phone +46 8 5248 3043

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