Postdoc in cognitive neuroscience Linkoping

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Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!
The Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences is one of the university’s largest departments, with operations mainly in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Our aim is to engage in medical and biomedical education and research of high international standing. At undergraduate level the department is responsible for most of the medical program, the speech and language pathology program and the biomedical program. For more information about the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, please follow:

Hereby advertises a position as

Postdoc in cognitive neuroscience
formally based at the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences

A Postdoc will essentially carry out research. The position may also involve teaching, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

As part of your future tasks you will lead a project investigating social networks and loneliness in early adulthood. You will work as part of a research group investigating social and affective processes in healthy humans and how these manifest in the brain. The successful candidate will have the ability to adapt the focus of the project to suit their own interests.

Your future workplace
You will work at the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN) with Dr. India Morrison and Dr. Juulia Suvilehto as well as our internal and external collaborators. At CSAN, we offer an international research environment with regular seminars and invited guest speakers. We provide world-class research infrastructure, including psychophysics labs and  access to a research 3T Siemens scanner. The successfull candidate will mainly work on research, but may additionally supervise students and research assistants.

The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application.

We are looking for someone with a doctorate in neuroscience, psychology or a related field. The project will use multiple data collection methods. Therefore, the candidate should have experience in at least one of the following methods, and willingness to learn the others: 

  • functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • facial electromyography (fEMG)
  • ecological momentary assessment, ambulatory assessment, or similar longitudinal data collection method

Additionally, the ideal candidate would have:

  • strong data analysis + statistical skills 
  • documented experience analyzing data using a programming language (e.g. R, Python or Matlab)
  • knowledge of and interest in social networks and/or loneliness
  • experience in presenting their work in scientific conferences
  • published or pre-printed first author publication(s)

The position requires very good knowledge in both spoken and written English.

As a person you are enthusiastic, flexible and you have intellectual curiosity. You have proven ability to collaborate as part of a larger research team and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Also, you have proven ability to troubleshoot projects and work independently. The applicant’s personal suitability and motivation for the position will be emphasised in the assessment of applications. 

Appointment time
A Postdoc is appointed until further notice, but for no longer than two years. The appointment can be renewed if there are special reasons.

Starting date 
By agreement.

The University applies individual salary scales adapted to the experience of the employee and to the labour market.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 20 December 2021.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as from vendors of job advertisements.

Contact persons

India Morrison

Associate professor

+46 13 28 69 03

Helena Jonsson

HR Manager

+46 13 28 66 89

Read the job description at the university homepage


Post expires on mandag december 20th, 2021