Umeå University, Department of Integrative Medical Biology

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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 postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology placed at the Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI, UFBI is an interdisciplinary research center where functional and structural brain imaging is used to address several basic science and clinical research questions. The current position is in Researcher Johan Eriksson’s research group.

The purpose of the current project is to investigate how the brain processes conscious and unconscious information, by applying various perceptual and cognitive tasks in combination with functional brain imaging (fMRI).


Eligible to apply are individuals with a PhD in a relevant field, or equivalent scientific merits. Priority will be given to applicants who graduated within a maximum of three years prior to the application deadline. A successful candidate should be skilled in cognitive neuroscience, statistics, and scientific communication in english, both orally and in writing. Experience with functional brain imaging, preferably fMRI, and programming skills, are of advantage. The applicant should be able to work independently as well as collaboratively in a research team. Emphasis is put on the applicants suitability for the current project.

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.

2.      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 Dr. Johan Eriksson, e-mail:, Department of Integrative Medical Biology, Umeå University.

The position is for two years. Start date: April 1st 2020, or upon agreement

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment April 1st 2020, or upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-2092-19
  • Dr Johan Eriksson,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
Published 20.Dec.2019
Last application date 29.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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