Research Coordinator in In-Vivo Electrophysiology

Solna, Sweden
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, Silberberg lab

The Department of Neuroscience includes several research groups working on different aspects of nervous system function, both under normal conditions and in various disease states. Research projects include a broad range of studies on the molecular and cellular levels, networks of neurons, and the organization of the nervous system as a whole. The Department has a flat organization with 40 researchers, of which 24 are full professors and 65 PhD students.

Teaching represents a fundamental activity at the Department, which participates in several undergraduate courses and postgraduate education programs. Each year approximately 15 students receive their PhD from our Department and many of our graduates have gone onto distinguished careers in the academic or private sector.


The Silberberg lab investigates the neural circuits underlying sensory-motor functions in the basal ganglia. The research is based on a systems neuroscience approach to dissect the function of neural circuits and neuron subtypes in integrating sensory input, planning, and executing motor programs.


The research engineer will be responsible for performing experiments in transgenic rodents using optogenetics and in-vivo recordings in the various basal ganglia nuclei.

Entry requirements

The research engineer must have extensive experience of in vivo whole-cell recordings as well as optogenetic manipulation of neuron function. The research engineer must have experience in viral vector injections, surgery, and patch-clamp electrophysiology. A successful candidate will be a motivated researcher, interested in basic research. The researcher should also have excellent communication skills and fluent English.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page) The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences.

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6073/2018


Gilad Silberberg, 0852487345

Union representative

Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Cecilia Björkdahl, SACO , 08-524 872 65
Anne Edgren, OFR/S, P, O, 08-524 87570

Published 05.Nov.2018
Last application date 26.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET