Postdoctoral Researcher in Neurometabolism

Updated: 19 days ago

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Furlan lab at the department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, is seeking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the field Neurometabolism. 

Your mission

The project is funded by a European Research Council (ERC) starting grant and aims to characterize the brain-body circuits controlling body weight. It is an interdisciplinary project at the crossroads between Neuroscience and Metabolism. The postdoc will employ viral tracing, imaging of neuronal activity, opto- and chemo-genetics, amongst other cutting-edge tools, to map and functionally interrogate the brain circuits controlling the function of fat tissues. The postdoc will quantify changes in behavioral and physiological parameters and assess changes in the peripheral tissues using RNA sequencing approaches, following manipulation of the activity of selected brain neurons.

Initiative, inventiveness, motivation, and a keen interest in understanding and contributing to the fields of neuroscience and metabolism are an absolute must.

The ideal candidate:

  • - Has a solid academic background in neuroscience (background in physiology is a plus)
  • - Has familiarity with optogenetics, chemogenetics and behavioral tests
  • - Can perform intra-cranial stereotaxic surgery
  • - Have strong experience with immunohistochemistry and confocal imaging

The following skills represent a strong advantage:

  • - Experience with single-cell isolation, FACS sorting, sequencing approaches
  • - Experience with the detection of blood metabolites
  • - Experience with metabolic phenotyping
  • - Experience in single-cell imaging of neuronal activity in head-fixed or freely moving mice
  • - Knowledge of the peripheral nervous system and ganglia dissection

Your profile

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.

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.

Location: Solna


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An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • 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)

Welcome to apply at the latest March 29th, 2024

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

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