Karolinska Institutet, Dep. of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics

Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) works within some of the key areas important to fulfilling the motto of Karolinska Institutet ´to improve human health´. We focus on research, development and education in the following areas: medical and healthcare education, informatics, management, ethics, and suicide prevention. LIME has about 150 employees and is located in new premises in Solna Campus. ki.se/lime

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) works in several strategic areas that are important for improving human health. We focus on research, development and education in medical education, ethics, informatics, medical management, statistics and prevention. It is an exciting work environment where research and education are in focus. 

We are now looking for one postdoctoral researcher to work on the following projects: 

  1. “Extended-Personal Reality: augmented recording and transmission of virtual senses through artificial-IntelligENCE" (EXPERIENCE) which has received funding from the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. EXPERIENCE’s aim is to create a new Extended-Personal Reality, allowing users to create their own virtual reality (VR) environments, embedded with virtual simulations that elicit unique psychological, cognitive, neurophysiological and behavioural responses. Our role is to explore and evaluate the possibility of using Extended Personal Reality as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool for mental disorders.
  2. “Promoting social interaction through emOTIONal odours” (POTION) has received funding from the EU Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 as well. The project’s aim is to better understand human social chemosignals and how these affect social interactions in terms of approach and avoidance behaviours. Our focus is to determine if and how chemosignals, when artificially synthesized, can be used as part of the diagnosis and treatment of social anxiety and depression, with the use of an innovative odour delivery system.

Your mission

You will be working at the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NASP) as part of an international team that is focused on research in the field of mental health and suicide prevention. As a postdoc you will design the protocols of the studies required by these projects, supervise their implementation, analyse quantitative data and lead the preparation of manuscripts reporting the findings. You will also offer scientific support and collaborate in work related to these projects such as participation and presentations in the technical project meetings, writing reports on the progress of the ongoing projects to the research Consortium, as well as assisting in project and financial management. 

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. 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.

We are looking for you who have: 

  • A doctorate in areas relevant to the projects, such as experimental psychology, neurosciences, mental health research
  • Experience in the planning and executing of quantitative studies, including the collection and analysis of data
  • Knowledge of advanced statistical methods
  • Experience in coordinating and administering research projects
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English


It is an advantage if you have the following skills: 

  • Excellent oral and written skills in Swedish
  • Experience in leading research projects
  • Experience in publishing scientific papers besides those included in your dissertation 
  • Being able to work independently on quantitative research data


What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


Read more about LIME.

Reda more about NASP.



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 summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest September 16th 2022.

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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1700/2022
  • Senior lecturer, Vladimir Carli, vladimir.carli@ki.se
Union representative
  • Jayne Alfredsson, SACO, jayne.alfredsson@ki.se
  • Shahla Rostami, OFR, shahla.rostami@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 13.Apr.2022
Last application date 16.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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