Postdoctoral position in cognitive neuroscience

Umeå University
October 13 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Project description:

We are announcing a postdoc 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 Assistant Professor Johan Eriksson's research group.

We, as well as other research teams, have previously established that it is possible to briefly remember information that has been presented unconsciously.

The purpose of the current project is to further investigate how the brain works during such “unconscious working memory”, as well as similarities and differences between conscious and unconscious working memory.

The work involves analyses of existing data, but foremost development and implementation of new experiments to clarify how the brain processes conscious and unconscious information, by applying various memory tasks in combination with functional brain imaging (fMRI).


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 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:

A brief cover letter (about one page) that describes the applicant's research experience, research interests, and suitability for the project.Curriculum vitae including information about academic degrees (with verifications), technical expertise, employments, list of publications, and names and contact information for two references.The position is for two years. Start date: January 1st 2018, or upon agreement.


- Docent Johan Eriksson,

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