[FieldTrip] MEG postdoctoral position at Karolinska Institutet

Robert Oostenveld r.oostenveld at donders.ru.nl
Tue Apr 14 09:55:29 CEST 2015

Postdoctoral studies in Magnetoencephalography (scholarship)
Karolinska Institutet, The Department of Neuroscience, Ehrsson

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 
We are seeking a highly talented and enthusiastic researcher with a PhD in neuroimaging awarded within the past three years to work on projects in which magnetoencephalography (MEG) is applied to the problem of how we come to experience limbs as part of our own body.

The research will be conducted at the Brain, Body and Self Laboratory at the Department of Neuroscience (www.ehrssonlab.se). This center has widespread expertise in fMRI and human behavioural experiments. The MEG experiments will be conducted at the recently established the “National Facility Magnetoencephalography (www.natmeg.se) that is equipped with a state-of-the-art MEG system (Electa Neuromag TRIUX), complementary physiological recording devices (MEG compatible 128–channel EEG, plethysmography, EMG, ECG, eyetracking), and sophisticated stimulus delivery platforms (visual, auditory, olfactory, pain, somatosensory; including a robot system for tactile stimulation of the hands).

The ideal candidate will have expertise in the acquisition and analysis of MEG data, (preferably on an Elekta Triux or Vectorview system), expertise in analysis of MEG data (preferably on FieldTrip and/or MNE), as well as excellent programming skills (preferably including MatLab and Neurobs Presentation). Expertise in analysis of EEG data would be an advantage. The candidate is expected to work on projects in which MEG methods are applied to questions relating to how multisensory signals from the body are integrated at the levels of cortical structures to give rise to dynamic changes in the feeling of ownership of limbs. Good social skills are important as the candidate is expected to actively collaborate with other members of the laboratory, in addition to running his or her own project. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a consistently good academic record, including publications in international journals.

Entry requirements
Scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies may be awarded to individuals who come from other countries with the intention of remaining in Sweden only while obtaining all or part of their education. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher. Having received a salary or other remuneration from Karolinska Institutet during the past two years may be disqualifying.

One requirement for receiving a scholarship for postdoctoral studies is central registration as a postdoc.

Type of scholarship
Karolinska Institutet awards scholarships to pursue postdoctoral studies.  This educational scholarship, which is paid for a maximum of two years within four years after the receipt of a PhD or the equivalent, 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.

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

Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/meritportfolj )
A complete list of publications
A summary of current research (no more than one page)
Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)
Contact details for two reference persons
The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

For temp agencies and recruiters, and to salespersons: We politely, yet firmly, decline direct contact with temp agencies and recruiters, as well as those selling additional job announcements. 
Type of employment: Postdoctoral studies.
Working hours: Full time
First day of employment: As soon as possible
Reference number: 2-1291/2015
Henrik Ehrsson, professor, henrik.ehrsson at ki.se
Union representative:
Peter Århem, SACO, 46-8 524 869 03
Anne Edgren, OFR, 08-616 16 29
Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, 08-524 880 75
Published: 27.Mar.2015
Last application date: 07.May.2015

Contact Henrik Ehrsson, professor, henrik.ehrsson at ki.se 
Link to ad: http://ki.mynetworkglobal.com/what:job/jobID:61655/
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