Research Assistant in Cognitive Neuroscience

Updated: 3 months ago

The Department of Neuroscience includes several research groups working on different aspects of nervous system function, both under normal conditions and in various disease states. Research projects include a broad range of studies on the molecular and cellular levels, networks of neurons, and the organization of the nervous system as a whole. The Department has a flat organization with 40 research group leaders, of which 24 are full professors, and 65 PhD students.

Teaching represents a fundamental activity at the Department, which participates in several undergraduate courses and postgraduate education programs. Each year approximately 15 students receive their PhD from our Department and many of our graduates have gone onto distinguished careers in the academic or private sector.

Your mission

The Research group of Assistant Professor Konstantina Kilteni is now seeking a research assistant to assist in collecting data from human experiments including psychophysical, physiological, and kinematic recordings, electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Besides data collection, the position involves all steps of the research from literature review to implementation of study design, data collection, data analysis and preparation of manuscripts.

For more information about the lab, please visit Touch and Tickle lab ( .

Entry requirements

  • A MSc degree in neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, biomedical engineering, computer science or a related discipline.
  • Any experience in any of the project’s techniques (psychophysics, fMRI, EEG) will be positively evaluated.
  • Keen interest in experimental approaches to study touch perception.
  • Motivation to work independently as well as in a team environment.

The candidate should be highly organized and ambitious with excellent communication skills in English. Interpersonal skills are essential, and we emphasize the person’s ability as a team player and contributing to a friendly work environment.

What do we offer?

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna


The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system no later than May 2nd.

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