Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

In our research group, you will find a unique opportunity to work closely with top researchers at the border between psychology and neuroscience to understand how the human brain processes odor perception. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you get an opportunity to contribute to high-quality research at an international top level.

Your mission

In your role as postdoctoral fellow in the group, you will be responsible for a project that aim to determine how the human brain processes odors with a focus on the olfactory bulb. You will be responsible for setting up experiments, analyzing data and writing scientific articles where the results are reported. The position also means that you must ensure that the project's research documentation is in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. 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) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

You must have documented experience of psychophysical testing of sensory functions as well as documented experience of collecting and analyzing EEG data. It is especially an advantage if you also have documented experience of collecting and analyzing odor-based EEG data. Experience in collecting and analyzing EEG data related to odor processing in patients with Parkinson's disease is also particularly meritorious. We prefer that the applicant has a doctoral degree in a field of science close to the research. The successful candidate will have publications published in high-quality and international journals.

What do we offer?

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Read more about the Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Read more about the research group you will be part of
Read more about the Perceptual Neuroscience Lab


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

  • A complete resumé, 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 cover letter where you adress why you are a good fit for the position (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest 7th of May 2021.

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

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment June 2021
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1999/2021
  • Julia Martinez Palm, HR-Officer, 08-524 832 40,
  • Johan Lundström, Lecturer senior,
Union representative
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Published 23.Apr.2021
Last application date 07.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

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