Research Assistant position in Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet

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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

This is a collaborative research project addressing the neurobiology of gender identity, sexual orientation, and effects of sex hormones on the brain. The focus is on the perception of own body in the concept of self. The study will be conducted primarily at the Karolinska Institute (PI Professor Ivanka Savic) and partly at UCLA (PI Professor Jamie Feusner). Our team consists of physicians, physicists, engineers, neuroscientists, psychologists and biomedical experts, and our laboratories have expertise in functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging, PET, and psychophysics. We have MEG and TMS facilities. We have access to two state-of-the-art 3-Tesla MRI scanners (both sites), an EEG lab, and the latest generation of the PET scanner (Karolinska Institute and Hospital).

Your mission

We are seeking a highly talented, innovative and enthusiastic researcher with a MD or degree in psychology cognitive science, computer science, engineering, biostatistics, and with experience of brain imaging (the latter is mandatory). The ideal candidate will have expertise in cognitive neuroscience, human brain imaging (MRI), and insight in experimental psychology. The applicant should have experience in MRI acquisition and analysis, some programming skills (eg be familiar with FSL and SPM analyses of cortical thickness, DTI analyses and resting state fMRI analyses). Knowledge of basic statistics, and an appreciation of methodological issues in cognitive brain imaging is required. The applicant should be thorough, efficient, a good communicator, and enjoy working as part of a diverse, energetic, interdisciplinary team, and accept travels between the two sites. He/she should be able to manage several projects simultaneously, have strong verbal and written English skills. The applicant will be able to take advantage of the scientific skills at both sites,  and will primarily be located at KI. This is a NIH supported study.

Your profile

The candidate is expected to work within the general framework of the research program and contribute to teaching MR methodology, with respect to data post processing/analysis. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a consistently good academic record, including publications in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants are expected to have knowledge of post processing and analysis of MRI data. This includes functional connectivity and functional multivariate pattern analysis; analyses of structural connectivity and computational morphometry.

The position is temporary for up to 1 year or as agreed. Applicants with a foreign exam are welcome.

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

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Welcome to apply at the latest 30th of April 2021.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  

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