Job ID: 5384

Ph.D. Student in Stockholm/Sweden

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 31 August 2021

Contract Length: 4 years

City: Stockholm

Country: Sweden

Institution: Karolinska Institutet

Department: Neuroscience


A PhD student position is available in the Neuro-plasticity group (Ampatzis Lab) at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

We are looking for one highly motivated student with an interest in neuroscience with a particular focus on motor systems. The offered position is part of ongoing projects regarding the plasticity of neuronal network organization under physiological (exercise/training) and pathophysiological conditions, such as neuromuscular disorders (NMDs) and injury. To address this issue, we will take advantage of the experimental amenability of the genetically powerful model system of the zebrafish – whose circuitry is relatively simple, better understood, and produces a measurable and robust behavioral output.

The candidate will be involved in research to investigate how neurotransmitter changes shape the organization and operational range of the corresponding neuro-circuit. In our lab, we use a variety of state-of-the-art methods, including electrophysiology (patch-clamp recordings), imaging, fixed tissue immunofluorescent microscopy, and animal behavior.

Candidates should be highly self-motivated, energetic, able to work independently, and in collaboration.
(1) BSc and MSc. degree in Biology/Neuroscience or equivalent
(2) Experience with electrophysiology or/and neuroanatomy is mandatory
(3) Experience with zebrafish as a model system will count positive

There is some flexibility in the starting date, with preference within the next three-four months.

Applications should include a detailed CV with possible publications to Dr. Konstantinos Ampatzis ( Please use as an e-mail subject: PHD.position.your name

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