Karolinska Institutet, Department of Women´s and Children´s Health

The Department is organized in 10 divisions: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Surgery, Neuropediatrics, Pediatric Oncology, Neonatology, Reproductive Endocrinology, Neuropsychiatry (KIND), Reproductive and Perinatal Health. The divisions have separate scientific profiles and vary in size and have several research groups, dealing with both basic and clinical science.

This is a collaborative research project addressing the neurobiology of gender identity, sexual orientation, and effets of sex hormones on the brain. The focus is on the perception of own body in the concept of self. The study will be conducted primarily at the Karolinska Institute (PI Professor Ivanka Savic) and partly at UCLA (PI Professor Jamie Feusner). Our team consists of physicians, physicists, engineers, neuroscientists, psychologists and biomedical experts, and our laboratories have expertise in functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, PET, and psychophysics. We have MEG and TMS facilities. We have access to two state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI scanners (both sites), an EEG lab, and the latest generation of the PET scanner (Karolinska Institute and Hospital).

We are seeking a highly talented, innovative and enthusiastic researcher with a MD or degree in psychology cognitive science, computer science, engineering, biostatistics, and with experience of brain imaging (the latter is mandatory).

The ideal candidate will have expertise in cognitive neuroscience, human brain imaging (MRI), and insight in experimental psychology. The applicant should have experience in MRI acquisition and analysis, some programming skills (eg be familiar with FSL and SPM analyses of cortical thickness, DTI analyses and resting state fMRI analyses). Knowledge of basic statistics, and an appreciation of methodological issues in cognitive brain imaging is required. The applicant should be thorough, efficient, a good communicator, and enjoy working as part of a diverse, energetic, interdisciplinary team, and accept travels between the two sites. He/she should be able to manage several projects simultaneously, have strong verbal and written English skills. The applicant will be able to take advantage of the scientific skills at both sites, and will primarily be located at KI. This is a NIH supported study.

Entry requirements
The candidate is expected to work within the general framework of the research program and actively contribute to teaching and improving MR methodology, with respect to data post processing/analysis. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a consistently good academic record, including publications in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants are expected to have knowledge of post processing and analysis of MRI data. This includes functional connectivity and functional multivariate pattern analysis; analyses of structural connectivity and computational morphometry; and gene-brain interactions. 

The position is for up to 1 year or as agreed. Applicants with a foreign exam are welcome

Application process
The application is to be submitted on the Varbi system.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Månadslön
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4435/2019
  • Professor Ivanka Savic , ivanka.savic-berglund@ki.se
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Bodil Moberg , OFR, 08-524 836 01
  • John Inge Johnsen, SACO, john.inge.johnsen@ki.se
Published 03.Sep.2019
Last application date 22.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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