[FieldTrip] postdoc position at NatMEG: combined MEG and microneurography

Robert Oostenveld r.oostenveld at donders.ru.nl
Fri May 1 09:44:29 CEST 2015

Post doc, Stockholm, Sweden


The position as postdoctoral researcher at NatMEG

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position within two unique and overlapping projects at


1.     combined MEG and microneurography (recording and stimulation inside peripheral nerve fibres) measurements, and

2.     benchmarking of next-generation high-Tc SQUIDS (head-adjustable, nitrogen-cooled MEG sensors with millimetre sensor-to-scalp-proximity) against today’s state of the art MEG system (Elekta Triux).

The position is for a maximum of 4 years.



The successful candidate will explore:

1.     the (1a) physiology of touch and the (1b) autonomic nervous system by means of combined MEG and microneurography recordings.

2.     the spatiotemporal precision and MEG signal characteristics of focal High-TC SQUIDS, benchmarked against the present (a conventional helium-cooled) MEG system for application such as (2a) sensory stimulation (visual, auditory, somatosensory, olfactory) and clinical applications such as (2b) interictal epileptogenic spike detection and (2c) functional mapping.

NatMEG –The National Facility for Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

As of September 2013, Karolinska Institutet hosts a superbly equipped MEG lab. The lab, NatMEG, is a national facility, open for researchers from all across Sweden. The fact that NatMEG is a national facility is reflected by the wide array of projects currently ongoing/under initiation at NatMEG, covering areas such as next-generation SQUIDS, computational modelling, epilepsy work-ups, and cognitive neuroscience in the areas of memory, language, attention, perception, pain, music, decision making, emotion, autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and more. The latest equipment installations, entailing microneurography and next-generation high-Tc SQUIDS, makes NatMEG very uniquely equipped. NatMEG offers an open and friendly working environment, in the middle of Karolinska Institutet campus, Stockholm. Please visit http://natmeg.se for more information.


Entry requirements
A person is eligible for a position as postdoctoral research fellow if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc.

It is required that a candidate:

A.    Has a background and research interest within the cognitive neuroscience domain.

B.    Has extensive MEG hands-on experience (preferably on an Elekta Neuromag TRIUX or Vectorview system), from MEG data collection, including setting up experiments and peripheral stimulators.

C.    Has very strong skills and expertise in MEG analysis (preferably in at least FieldTrip and/or MNE).

D.    Is independent, professional, and service minded, and enjoys interacting with researchers and research subjects.

E.    Masters academic English.

It is also highly valued if a candidate:

F.     Has an expertise in the primary sensory system in one or several sensory modalities.

G.    Has an expertise in / experience from high-Tc SQUIDS.

H.    Has an expertise in / experience from microneurography measurements and analysis.

I.      Has an expertise in / experience with psychophysiology (e.g. EMG, facial EMG, GSR, HR, respiration) measurements and analysis.


Karolinska Institutet

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 percent 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. See http://ki.se/en/ for more information.


The Department of Clinical Neuroscience

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with other research groups from the Karolinska Institutet, with other universities as well as the Stockholm County Council. Please visit our website for more information: http://ki.se/en/cns


Application process

Read more about the application process at https://ki.mynetworkglobal.com/what:job/jobID:63834/.  

Applications are to be submitted in the recruitment system MyNetwork.


Application deadline 2015-05-24


Contact information

Daniel Lundqvist, Head of Unit

daniel.lundqvist at ki.se

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