Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cell levels to clinical research and societal studies. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at basic and advanced levels. The Department has approximately 450 employees and a revenue 2017 of 470 million SEK. It comprises eight divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

The Center for Alzheimer Research is an innovative and translational combination of 5 divisions in the NVS department engaged in translational research on neurodegenerative diseases and aging. Research concentrates on pre-clinical as well as clinical aspects of neurodegenerative disease mechanisms and therapeutic strategies. The Center for Alzheimer Research consists of 12 research groups with a total of 60 employees and 25 doctoral students.

The project
Applications are invited for placement as a research technician at the Center for Alzheimer Research of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and the project “Prevention of Amyloidogenic Peptide-Induced Network and Cognitive Deficits by Activation of Peptide Degradation Mechanisms” The opening is created by the Neuronal Oscillations Lab, which investigates neuronal synchronization and mechanisms of rhythmic electrical activity in neuronal networks and their relation to changes observed in these network oscillations during pathological states of the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and epilepsy. For more information on our lab see www.neuro.ki.se/fisahn. The desired end result is a rescue of disease-induced cognitive decline in relevant animal models. Our lab uses electrophysiological recording and imaging in hippocampal, septal and neocortical slice preparations as well as immunocytochemistry and behavioral assessment (in collaboration).

The successful applicant will join a vibrant research center, which offers many opportunities for professional growth and is situated in the beautiful city of Stockholm. He/she will participate in a range of projects that investigate how neuronal synchronization and electrical oscillations in neuronal networks are altered in pathological states of the brain and explore potential treatment strategies.

Applicants should have prior research/work experience in neuroscience or neuroscience-related fields. A strong background and training in electrophysiology is preferred. This position is limited to a two-year period.

Application process 
The application must contain the following documents in English: Cover letter, CV including contact details of at least 2 reference persons, copies of degree certificates and grades. The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork/Varbi recruitment system. 

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5578/2017
  • André Fisahn, Associate professor, andre.fisahn@ki.se
Union representative
  • Agneta Öhlen, SACO, 08-524 837 53, Agneta.Ohlen@ki.se
  • Carina Dahlin, OFR , 08-524 836 92
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 28.Nov.2017
Last application date 19.Dec.2017 11:59 PM CET

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