Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a new multidisciplinary neuroscience project investigating variability in brain signal variability and rapid plasticity in both humans and zebrafish using different data and methods (e.g. magnetic resonance imaging of humans, and calcium imaging and electrophysiology of zebrafish). The project is part of a recently awarded Karolinska Institutet Research Incubator (KIRI) project and applications are now invited for a co-supervised postdoctoral position in the Månsson Lab (Department of Clinical Neuroscience) and Ampatzis Lab (Department of Neuroscience).

The Månsson Lab, led by Dr Kristoffer Månsson, investigates psychiatric and non-clinical populations with the goal of elucidating the role of moment-to-moment variability in neural response, as a prognostic factor for psychiatric treatment outcomes. The Ampatzis Lab, led by Dr Konstantinos Ampatzis, focuses on adaptive mechanisms that occur in the central nervous system in response to physiological and pathophysiological stimuli.

Your mission

We are looking for a highly motivated, knowledgeable and experienced postdoctoral researcher to combine science in both basic animal research and human clinical neuroscience. You will be responsible for analyzing brain data acquired with methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), epigenome-wide DNA methylation, calcium imaging and immunofluorescence imaging.

The work will mainly focus on computational and statistical analyses. Månsson and Ampatzis Lab use different methods and tools and it is therefore possible to adapt the candidates responsibilities according to their background and expertise. As a postdoc, we want you to thrive, have fun at work, and be able to continue developing a successful track-record for a future in academia. Your main position will be in the Månsson Lab but you will be a key member of both teams.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. 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.

We are looking for a highly motivated, driven, and enthusiastic person sharing our interest in inter-disciplinary research and is ready to explore new avenues in science. The candidates should have a collaborative approach to science, a high degree of independence, but also being able to effectively work in an inter-disciplinary team. We value a postdoc that contributes to a good social environment in our respective laboratories.

The applicant shall hold a PhD degree and have a strong expertise in computations and data analytics (e.g., statistics, math, artificial intelligence, machine learning). Candidates with previous experience with computational imaging analysis, and/or bioinformatics will be prioritized. The candidate should have documented experience with coding/programming languages (e.g., MATLAB, python, bash scripting, R). Experience with multivariate statistical methods and machine learning are significant merits. Experience with human neuroimaging and calcium imaging is not required but is considered merit. Fluency in English is a requirement.

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. 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. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


Read more about Karolinska Institutet Research Incubator (KIRI)




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 30th of March 2023.

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 Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-962/2023
  • Camilla Ingelborn, HR-partner, 08-52483045,
  • Kristoffer N T Månsson, Docent/Associate Professor, 0705803267
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 0704831165
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124127
Published 02.Mar.2023
Last application date 30.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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