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 in the borderland between psychology and neuroscience to jointly try to understand human cognition on a neural level. 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

The project is focused on increased understanding of our working memory, an integral part of flexible cognition. You will plan and implement human cognitive and neuroimaging studies. In particular, the project focuses on understanding working memory in different modalities (smell, vision). The postdoc will conduct multiple studies, using EEG, fMRI and MEG in human subjects, and analyse data.

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.

A doctoral degree in cognitive neuroscience or equivalent is required.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the position, emphasis will be put on the candidate’s ability to work and function in a team.  Most importance will be placed on documented skills in cognitive neuroscience research, for example on working memory, and experience in planning and executing cognitive experiments. It is also meriting with experience in collecting and analysing EEG/MEG, experiments using smell and/or vision, analysis of behavioral data and scientific writing. The applicant will be expected to quickly and independently be able to work in these areas.

Very good skills in English are required. Good skills in written and spoken Swedish is meritorious, as is experience of working in international teams.

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.


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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 August 15th 2023. 

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

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2945/2023
  • Mikael Lundqvist, Senior Researcher,
  • Lisa Rister, HR partner, 08-52483287,
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 0704831165
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 20.Jul.2023
Last application date 15.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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