Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurochemistry

Stockholm University

Application deadline

January 30, 2020

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurochemistry


The successful candidate will work in the Pollak Dorocic lab at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab, SciLifeLab is a national center for large-scale life science research with an state-of-the-art technological infrastructure. At SciLifeLab, multidisciplinary and collaborative research is carried out based on DNA sequencing, gene expression analysis, proteomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics and system biology. The goal of SciLifeLab is to enable Swedish researchers to analyze genes, transcripts and proteins in different organisms in order to map molecular mechanisms related to health and the environment. 

The lab is also associated with the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics ( at Stockholm University. Presently more than 300 people are working at the Department of which about 100 are PhD students engaged in internationally highly recognized research covering a broad range of subjects. The research projects span across a broad range of topics covering various aspects of structure and function of biological systems. 

Project Description

The Pollak Dorocic lab at Stockholm University/SciLifeLab studies the diversity of neuromodulatory neurons and circuits in the brain. We use a combination of molecular and system neuroscience tools to visualize, record and manipulate neural populations in order to understand their function and contribution to behavior.

The project will utilize transgenic mouse models to characterize novel neuronal subtypes with single-cell RNA sequencing, viral-genetic tools to visualize and map the connectivity of brain circuits, in vivo calcium imaging to record neural activity, and various manipulation methods including optogenetics to modulate neural activity during behavioral assays. 

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work in a vibrant and highly collaborative environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

For more information about our research check the Pollak Dorocic lab website.


A doctoral degree in neuroscience, or a relevant field, obtained within the last three years prior to application deadline. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, or similar.

Applicants should to have a scientific track record with peer-reviewed publication(s). Previous experience working with either molecular techniques, neuroanatomy, rodent behavior and/or bioinformatics is an advantage. Programming skills (MATLAB, Python, or R) and ability in data analysis and visualization is a strong advantage. Candidates with a strong interest in learning these techniques are also encouraged to apply. The position requires very good command of written and spoken English.


The application must include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter (detailing both your previous scientific work experience and your interest in this position)
  • Contact information for 2-3 references should be available upon request

Deadline is Dec 15, 2020 but applicants are encouraged to submit their application, or directly contact the group leader, as early as possible. 

Terms of employment

Time limited employment as postdoctoral researcher for two years. Start date is April 2021, or later as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


For more information about the position, please contact the group leader, Dr. Iskra Pollak Dorocic (

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Last updated: 2020-12-11

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