Karolinska Institutet

Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuroimaging

2024-08-11 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

You will have the opportunity to participate in innovative research that investigates psychiatric patients' expectations of treatment outcomes, placebo responsivity, and variability in brain signals using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). At Karolinska Institutet, you will have access to several unique laboratories and state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques: 7 Tesla MRI (Siemens Terra X), 3 Tesla MRI (Siemens Prisma), as well as a unique 128-sensor on-scalp MEG (Fieldline Inc Hedscan). The project has received funding from the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Brain Foundation. The project is led by Kristoffer Månsson, Associate Professor.

Your mission

As a postdoc you will be responsible for analysing brain imaging data and to conduct the statistical analyses to test hypotheses of interest. You will have access to previously collected cohorts, and you will be involved in the collection of completely new data. Your task will also be to write papers for scientific publishing, and you are expected to be first/corresponding author.

We want you to thrive, enjoy your time at work, and be able to continue developing a track-record for a successful future in academia. You will be part of the team to design novel experiments, independently process and analyze data obtained from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetoencephalography (MEG). In addition to active supervision, the project is currently also supported by a senior research engineer, a medical doctor, and research assistants. This project is interdisciplinary, and we are eager to include collaborative team players in our group.

Your profile

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.

  • Candidates with a PhD degree from a wide spectrum of disciplines (e.g., neuroscience, psychology, computer science) are encouraged to apply.
  • The applicant shall have expertise in data analytics (e.g., statistics, math, artificial intelligence, machine learning).
  • Candidates with previous experience with neuroimaging analytics (e.g., EEG, MEG, MRI, PET) on humans or animals, and/or bioinformatics will be prioritized.
  • Candidates with coding/programming expertise (e.g., MATLAB, Python, bash scripting, R) will be prioritized.
  • Expertise with multivariate statistical methods and machine learning are significant merits.
  • Fluency in English is a requirement.

We also attach great importance to personal suitability. 

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a Swedish 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.

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.

Location: Solna

Read more about the research group you will be part of
Read more about the Department of clinical neuroscience


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 11th, 2024. 

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 2-2676/2024
  1. Kristoffer N T Månsson, Research group leader, kristoffer.mansson@ki.se
  2. Camilla Ingelborn, HR partner, 08-52483045,camilla.ingelborn@ki.se
Union representative:
  1. Arsalan Amir, SACO, 070-4831165
  2. Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124127
  3. Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published: 2024-06-26
Last application date: 2024-08-11

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Neuroimaging
Nobels väg 6 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-08-11 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-08-11 23:59 (CET)
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