Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Karolinska Institute


Postdoctoral Researcher in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Neuroscience includes several research groups working on different aspects of nervous system function, both under normal conditions and in various disease states. Research projects include a broad range of studies on the molecular and cellular levels, networks of neurons, and the organization of the nervous system as a whole. The Department has a flat organization with 40 research group leaders, of which 24 are full professors, and 65 PhD students. nnTeaching represents a fundamental activity at the Department, which participates in several undergraduate courses and postgraduate education programs. Each year approximately 15 students receive their PhD from our Department and many of our graduates have gone onto distinguished careers in the academic or private sector.

Research group

Our research group ( focus on development and plasticity, with particular emphasis on working memory, attention and mathematics. We are now hiring a post-doc to be involved in research regarding mathematical learning and cognitive functions.

Your mission

You will have the ability to work with advanced analysis of large databases of already acquired data, as well as collecting new cognitive and neural data on children doing math training. Most importantly, we also expect you to pursue your own ideas. The methods will include both EEG, fMRI and computerized methods for assessing cognitive and mathematical functions.

The position is planned to start during the spring of 2020.

Your profile

The applicant should have a PhD related to cognitive neuroscience, preferably with interest in developmental aspects.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Your career continues here

Location: Solna


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 November 29th 2019. 

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


Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5285/2019
Torkel Klingberg, +460852486359
Union representative
Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
Published 08.Nov.2019
Last application date 29.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET



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