Umeå University, Medicinska fakulteten

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The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.

Project description:

We are announcing a postdoc position in Integrative Neurophysiology at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology. The current position is in Associate Professor Per Petersson’s research group.

The research groups aims to understand how different parts of the central nervous system interact to generate purposeful behaviors (

In particular, we study how the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia interact in order to control motor actions, both under normal conditions and in an individual afflicted by Parkinson’s disease. Our research is truly interdisciplinary and this is reflected by the different academic backgrounds in our research group – including medicine, physics/engineering, biology etc.

The specific project has a focus on analyses of electrophysiological signals that are recorded from hundreds of chronically implanted microelectrodes in behaving mice, rats and primates.

The applicant is expected to be able to work both independently and as a part of the research team.


Eligible to apply are individuals with a PhD or equivalent scientific skills. Priority will be given to applicants who graduated within three years before the application deadline.

A succesful candidate has a PhD from a field of research relevant to the project.

Good mathematical understanding and programming skills are required, together with an ability to communicate in written and spoken scientific English.

Extra merits:

Previous experience of analyses of local field potentials and single unit activity will be considered a strong merit. The existing analyses tools are largely written in Matlab code, thus experience of programming in Matlab will also be considered a merit.

Application for the fellowship should include:

  1. A brief cover letter (about one page) that describes the applicant’s research experience, research interests, and suitability for the project.
  1. Curriculum vitae including information about academic degrees (with verifications), technical expertise, employments, list of publications, and names and contact information for two references.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Per Petersson, e-mail:, Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University.

The position is for two years. Start date: negotiable (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Start date: negotiable (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019)
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1243-18
  • Universitetslektor Per Petersson,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 25.Jun.2018
Last application date 31.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

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