Research groups at the Department of Neuroscience study different aspects of the function of the normal nervous system, as well as disturbances, injuries and diseases affecting the nervous system. Projects include a broad range of studies at the molecular and cellular levels, the network level and at the level of the overall organization of the nervous system.

The department also conducts undergraduate education in neuroscience, anatomy and histology in a number of programs at Karolinska Institutet. To read more about our department, please visit our webpage; www.ki.se/en/neuro/startpage

Duties
We are now seeking a highly talented, innovative and enthusiastic researcher with a PhD awarded within the past three years in cognitive neuroscience or in a related discipline to work on projects involving body representation, body ownership, multisensory integration, embodied cognition, or higher cognitive processes related to the self.

The research will be conducted at The Brain, Body and Self Laboratory at the Department of Neuroscience (www.ehrssonlab.se). Our laboratory has expertise in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and behavioral approaches (including virtual reality technology). We have access to two state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI scanners and one MEG scanner at the Karolinska Institutet.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in experimental psychology (preferably psychophysics) and/or fMRI (preferably multivoxel pattern analyses) and or TMS (preferably theta-burst rTMS) and/or MEG/EEG. The candidate is expected to work within the general framework of the research program (www.ehrssonlab.se), but will be relatively free to formulate his or her own ideas and proposals for projects. It is important that the candidate can independently formulate original scientific questions and clever designs for experiments. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a consistently excellent academic record, including multiple publications in high quality international journals.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for carrying out postdoctoral research may be granted to persons living in other countries who come to Sweden with the intention of only staying in Sweden for all or part of their postdoctoral education at KI. Persons who are resident in Sweden and/or have carried out all or part of their academic education at KI or some other educational institution in Sweden cannot be considered for scholarships from KI. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher.

Type of scholarship
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent. This educational scholarship is tax-exempt.

The amount is set for twelve months at a time and is paid out on a monthly basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable. The amount of this specific scholarship at professor Ehrsson's research group is 26500 SEK / month.

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

1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/meritportfolj ) 

2. A complete list of publications 

3. A summary of current research (no more than one page) 

4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

5. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

6. Contact details for two reference persons

7. A summary of long term research interests and goals for the future (no more than two pages

The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Postdoktoralt stipendium
Contract type Full time
Reference number 2-2268/2017
Contact
  • Henrik Ehrsson, professor , henrik.ehrsson@ki.se
Published 02.May.2017
Last application date 31.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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