Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Neuroscience

Karolinska Institute Stockholm
January 22, 2023
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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

In our research group you will find a unique opportunity to understand the effects of medication on brain connectivity assessed with different imaging modalities (diffusion MRI, functional MRI, EEG, MEG) in addition to new imaging sequences, plasma biomarkers, cerebrospinal biomarkers and cognition in Alzheimer's disease. We offer an engaging and international research environment between neuroimaging researchers, clinicians and engineers, where you get an opportunity to contribute to high-quality research at the international top level in a friendly and inclusive enviroment. This project will be carried out in the Brain Connectomics Lab, which consists of 3 PhD students and 2 Postdocs working at the Clinical Neuroscience Department at Karolinska Institute under the supervision of Associate Prof. Joana B. Pereira and Assistant Prof. and Neurologist Sara Garcia-Ptacek.

Your mission

You will be responsible for the analyses of brain images and conducting the statistical analyses to test the hypotheses of interest to the project in large international cohorts. You will also be involved in the collection of new data from Karolinska University Hospital and performing analyses on this data.

The candidate is expected to be highly motivated, independent and have good communication skills. In the roll as postdoctoral researcher you will collaborate with other group members, contribute to ongoing projects, propose new ideas, complete research projects and write manuscripts of high scientific quality.

Your profile

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

The Postdoctoral studies will be performed for 2 years. Depending on performance and funding opportunities, a larger period may be considered.


  • A PhD in medicine, neuroimaging, computational science, physics, neuropsychology, statistics or a related field.
  • Experience in statistical techniques, programming, and scripting in MATLAB, STATA, Python, R or other softwares.
  • Experience with structural MRI, DTI, fMRI and/or EEG/MEG imaging analyses.
  • Experience with different softwares such as SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer, AFNI, etc.
  • Experience or interest in working with aging and/or neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
  • Good academic record with scientific publications in world-class journals.
  • Merits

  • To be fluent in Swedish.
  • To have the legitimation to work in the clinic in Sweden.
  • 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 Department of Clinical Neuroscience here

    Read more about the the research group here


    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 2023-01-22.

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

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    Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
    Contract type Full time
    First day of employment According to agreement
    Salary Månadsvis
    Number of positions 1
    Full-time equivalent 100%
    City Solna
    County Stockholms län
    Country Sweden
    Reference number STÖD 2-5184/2022
    Union representative
    • Venus Azhary, OFR, +46707-124127
    • Arsalan Amir, SACO, +46704831165
    • Henry Wölling, SEKO, [email protected]
    Published 21.Dec.2022
    Last application date 22.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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