Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

In Johan Lundström's research group at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, you will find a unique opportunity to work closely with top researchers in the borderland between psychology, neuroscience, and medicine to jointly try to understand how we can understand the human sense of smell. 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 position as a research engineer will be within a larger project that attempts to link the perception of odors to brain processing through the use of a range of different methods, including electrophysiological measures (EEG), functional and structural brain imaging, as well as behavioral and psychophysical measurements.

In your role as a research engineer in the group, you will participate in a subproject that attempts to determine how our olfactory receptors process odors through electrophysiological measurements and stimulations. The research group has developed a new method that allow measurements from our olfactory mucosa, where the olfactory receptors reside, in healthy individuals. You will be measuring responses from the human olfactory epithelium during exposure to odors and develop analysis of the obtained electrophysiological data collected. You will then b using these analyzes to understand the human sense of smell. 

Your profile

We are looking for an analytical person who has a strong interest in research and improving our understanding of how the human sense of smell works. A Master's degree in the engineering sciences and previous knowledge of analysis of electrophysiological data as well as active nerve recording is a requirement. Previous experience of olfactory testing and analyses is highly meritorious. We also put emphasize on that the applicant has very good analytical skills and good knowledge of programming. Furthermore, we attach great importance to personal suitability. Very good English skills, both written and spoken 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. 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. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna

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


Welcome to apply at the latest May 22nd 2024.  

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period. 

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

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1927/2024
  • Johan Lundström, Research Group Leader,
  • Lisa Rister, HR partner,
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 0704831165
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-52484080
Published 08.May.2024
Last application date 22.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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