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Postdoctoral studies in Neuroinflammation, with focus on resolving inflammation in the brain using multiomics (scholarship)

2024-07-31 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Research group

The Schultzberg lab addresses fundamental questions in neuroinflammation with the aim to find new treatment targets in Alzheimer’s disease. Our studies build upon in vivo and in vitro models as well as on analysis of human clinical samples, in order to elucidate the molecular and cellular mechanisms for resolving neuroinflammation and regaining homeostasis in the brain. Resolution of inflammation in the brain is a relatively new research field and our studies aim to provide knowledge on the signals for resolving inflammation in the brain and whether stimulation or modulation of these is beneficial for neuronal functioning and eventually as a potential target for the treatment of patients. The Schultzberg Lab is currently collaborating closely with the Li group, which is focussed on addressing the developmental and regenerative potential of diverse neural stem and progenitor cells during neurodevelopment, degeneration and regeneration, by using cutting-edge single-cell and spatial omics.


A postdoctoral position (scholarship) is now open in projects devoted to exploring the role of inflammation and its resolution in the brain, with particular attention to Alzheimer’s disease and related molecular mechanisms via multi-omics.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to play a leading role in experimental design, experimentation, data analysis (including omics data analysis), as well as presentation/publication of results.

Entry requirements

The applicant should be a highly motivated individual who can collaborate and function well in a team. We are looking for a person who holds a PhD and has an interest in neuroscience/neuroinflammation, and with skills preferably in more than one of the following areas: single cell RNA-sequencing, cell biology (experience of working with iPS cells is a merit), lipidomics and histological methods.

Previous experience of mouse animal work including treatments, behavioural assessments or bioinformatic analysis of gene expression data using R or python is meriting, and appropriate certificate for mouse animal work (FELASA C or equivalent) is a plus.

Excellent English oral and writing skills is a requirement.

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: BioClinicum, Solna

Type of scholarship

One-year scholarship with the possibility of extension. The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

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

  • A complete curriculum vitae, 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)

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

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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 540 employees and a revenue 2023 of 530 million SEK. It comprises seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

The Division of Neurogeriatrics consists of about 65 employees. The division conducts experimental and translational research related primarily to Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, but also more general molecular mechanisms with biomedical relevance are studied. The division is mainly located in BioClinicum, KI Campus Solna, and partially in Neo, KI Campus Flemingsberg.

Type of employment: Postdoctoral studies.
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: according to agreement
Salary: Scholarship
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Solna
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: STÖD 2-2280/2024
  1. NVS HR, hr@nvs.ki.se
  2. Marianne Schultzberg, Professor, 070-5758336
  3. Xiaofei Li, Assistant Professor, 070-3167775
Union representative:
  1. Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
  2. Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  3. Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
Published: 2024-06-05
Last application date: 2024-07-31

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Postdoctoral studies in Neuroinflammation, with focus on resolving inflammation in the brain using multiomics (scholarship)
Nobels väg 6 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-07-31 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-07-31 23:59 (CET)
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