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Postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience

Institutionen för integrativ medicinsk biologi




  • Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Extent 100%
  • Place Umeå

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


April 1st 2020, or upon agreement


Dr Johan Eriksson

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-2092-19


Monthly salary

Union representative


090-786 53 65


090-786 52 96


090-786 54 31




Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.