Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neurosicence

Stockholm University Department of Psychology

Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neurosicence


Ref. No. SU FV-1550-24

at Department of Psychology. Closing date: 30 june 2024.

The Department of Psychology is a diverse and creative workplace for education and research in Psychology. Each semester, over 1000 students are enrolled in our courses that range from introductory level to advanced graduate level. The Department of Psychology conduct basic and applied research based on interdisciplinary and cross-methodological approaches.

Project description
The position will be connected to a research project designated to investigate the neural dynamics of social (associative) threat learning and regulation and how these processes are influenced by individual differences in exposure to early-life stress. The project is led by Associate Professor Armita Golkar and the research is supported by the Swedish Research Council and Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation (Wallenberg Academy Fellow grant).

Main responsibilities
We are looking for a committed and ambitious candidate with a background in brain-imaging and competence in data analysis and programming. As a postdoc in the group, you will have the opportunity to develop you own research ideas within the areas of social learning and regulation and the possibility to supervise PhD and Master students. Your main responsibilities include the design and implementation of neuroimaging experiments, analysis of neuroimaging data and dissemination of the results. We have access to state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI scanner at Stockholm University Brain imaging center SUBIC).

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

Documented experience of analyzing structural and functional MR data is a requirement. Previous research on social (associative) learning and/or reinforcement learning is a plus, but not required.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for two years with the possibility of extension. Start date is flexible but preferably August 1st 2024.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from associate professor Armita Golkar, telephone: +46 8 16 38 15,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Closing date: 30/06/2024

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