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Post-doctoral Research Fellow in cognitive neuroscience

Institutionen för psykologi




  • Typ av anställning Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Omfattning 100%
  • Ort Umeå

The Department of Psychology offers active and creative research- and educational environments for both employees and students. Further information regarding the Department of psychology can be found at our homepage

We now seek to appoint a full-time post-doctoral research fellow situated at the Department of psychology. The employment is financed for a fixed-term of two years by research funding: The position may include teaching with a maximum of 20 %.

Project Description

The work will encompass a project that investigates the effects of cognitive learning strategies (e.g., retrieval practice). The project “Learning to engage the brain” is part of a larger interdisciplinary initiative, funded by the Swedish Research Council and includes researchers from psychology, neuroscience and mathematics didactics.

The work can include empirical data collections and/or work with available data sets of behavioral and fMRI data. The post-doc research fellow will be situated at the Department of psychology but will work closely with colleagues at Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI: where the fMRI work and analyses will be conducted.


  • You should have a PhD degree, or a foreign degree that is deemed equivalent.  Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed the degree prior to this should be given equal priority if special circumstances exist (for example parenal leave). 
  • No previous employment as a post-doctoral research fellow for more than one year within the same or related subject area at the same university/authority
  • Documented knowledge and proven experience of research in cognitive neuroscience or related areas such as cognition, educational sciences, and/or medical sciences
  • The position requires the ability to use English as a working language
  • Applicants are expected to have a strong quantitative methods background
  • Experience of design, implementation, and analyses of both behavioral and fMRI experiments are particular meritorious
  • Preference will be given to candidates with extensive knowledge and experience of brain imaging in general and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in particular.

For more information contact associate professor Bert Jonsson,, phone +46907867612 or by mobile phone +46706777612 or Head of Department Mikael Henningsson +46907865798 or

The application must include a verified CV and summary of scientific activity. Please attach Pdf-files with selected publications (a maximum of 7).

The applicant must specify the desired date of starting the employment but no later than September 1, 2018.

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Bert Jonsson, associate professor

Mikael Henningsson, Head of Department

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-362-18



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