Job ID: 84828

Postdoc Position in Neuroscience of Regeneration at Karolinska Institute

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 September 2022

Contract Length: 2+2 years

City: Stockholm

Country: Sweden

Institution: Karolinska Institutet

Department: Neuroscience


We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in neuroplasticity and regeneration. The offered position is part of ongoing projects regarding the plasticity of neuronal network organization under physiological (exercise/training) and pathophysiological conditions (injury). To address this issue, we 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.

We offer an attractive workplace with a young and highly motivated team and an internationally highly relevant scientific topic related to dynamics in neuronal network function.


  • Ph.D. degree in neuroscience or related discipline (within the past two years),
  • Documented ability to perform whole-cell patch-clamp recordings (with at least one publication) and/or documented experience in neuroanatomy (immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

Desirable merits:

  • Experience with fish as a model system


The position is available as soon as possible.

Applications should include a detailed CV with a publication list and a brief statement of research experience and interests (~0.5-page).

Relevant publications:

  1. Chang, W., Pedroni, A., Bertuzzi, M., Kizil, C., Simon, A., and Ampatzis, K. (2021). Locomotion dependent neuron-glia interactions control neurogenesis and regeneration in the adult zebrafish spinal cord. Nature Communications 12, 4857.
  2. Chang, W., Pedroni, A., Hohendorf, V., Giacomello, S., Hibi, M., Köster, R.W., and Ampatzis, K. (2020). Functionally distinct Purkinje cell types show temporal precision in encoding locomotion. PNAS 117, 17330–17337.
  3. Pedroni, A., and Ampatzis, K. (2019). Large-Scale Analysis of the Diversity and Complexity of the Adult Spinal Cord Neurotransmitter Typology. iScience 19, 1189–1201.
  4. Bertuzzi, M., Chang, W., and Ampatzis, K. (2018). Adult spinal motoneurons change their neurotransmitter phenotype to control locomotion. PNAS 115, E9926–E9933.