Karolinska Institutet, Department of of Clinical Neuroscience

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with Region Stockholm as well as other research groups from Karolinska Institutet and other universities.
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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at NatMEG, Karolinska Institutet, within an ongoing project aimed at new diagnostics for Parkinson´s disease (PD) and related prodromal and at-risk stages of this condition. The position is for minimum 1.5 years, with the possibility of extending the position for a maximum of another 2.5 years, given extended funding of the project. The successful candidate will collect MEG data, develop experimental protocols, and develop analysis methods aimed at characterizing disease severity and disease progression in individuals with PD, and at detecting individuals at risk of developing this condition. The candidate will be part of an ongoing project, but will be welcome and expected to influence the design of studies, experimental design, choice of analysis approach, etc. within the project.

NatMEG is the first and only research laboratory in Sweden for whole-head measurements of neuronal brain activity using magnetoencephalography (MEG). The NatMEG lab was inaugurated in October 2013, and is a national facility, available for researchers from all across Sweden. Because of this, projects at NatMEG span across the areas of instrumentation (e.g. next generation SQUIDS), clinical applications (epilepsy evaluations), clinical neuroscience (e.g. Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, autism, hypertension, and preterm infants) and cognitive neuroscience (e.g. memory, language, attention, perception, pain, music, decision making, emotion recognition). The candidate will be supervised by Associate Professor Daniel Lundqvist, Head of unit at NatMEG (http://www.natmeg.se/).

Entry requirements
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

Absolute requirements for the position:

  • Has very strong skills and expertise in MEG analysis (preferably in at least FieldTrip and/or MNE).
  • Has extensive MEG hands-on experience from MEG data collection (preferably on an Elekta Triux or Vectorview system).
  • Masters academic English 

Preferred requirements:

  • Has strong skills and expertise in designing and setting up MEG/EEG experiments.
  • Has a background and research interest within the cognitive neuroscience or clinical neuroscience domain.
  • Has interest in, experience from, and/or expertise regarding Parkinson’s disease or movement disorders.
  • Has experience from MEG data collection on patients.
  • Has experience from organizing and sharing data and analysis scripts from MEG projects.
  • Is independent, professional, and service minded.
  • Enjoys interacting with researchers and research subjects.

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

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Clear description of how entry requirements are met 

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

Qualified candidates will be initially interviewed over Skype, and will also be asked to make a presentation of her/his research and research plans over Skype. The final evaluation of candidates may involve a lab visit and a formal interview at NatMEG and Karolinska Institutet.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible, according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5505/2018
  • Elin Hammergård, HR-administrator, elin.hammergard@ki.se
  • Daniel Lundqvist, Head of unit, daniel.lundqvist@ki.se
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37, arsalan.amir@ki.se
Published 12.Nov.2018
Last application date 02.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

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