Research assistant in neuroimaging - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neuroscience, Ullén - Barnskötarjobb i Stockholm
Research assistant in neuroimaging
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neuroscience, Ullén / Barnskötarjobb / Stockholm
2017-10-24

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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 researchers, 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.

The laboratory of professor Fredrik Ullén investigates biological mechanisms of musical expertise using a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging, behavioral experiments and behavior genetics (twin modelling). An important focus of the present post-doctoral project will be fMRI studies of interactions between long-term memory and working memory in musicians.



Division
Our research group focuses on the neuropsychology of expertise, in particular musical expertise.

We address a number of questions relating to musical engagement and expertise using a combination of techniques from behavior genetics and twin modelling, experimental psychology, neuroimaging, and physiology. For example, we investigate the effects of musical training on neuroanatomy and brain function. Other research lines concern the learning and performance of sequential motor skills and the neural basis of creativity, which we study both from an individual difference perspective and experimentally, using musical improvisation as a model behavior.

We are currently expanding these projects with a need to recruit a research assistant that would have a main responsibility for recruitment of participants and data collection using MRI, as well as behavioral experiments.

Duties
We are inviting applications for a one year position as research assistant in functional neuroimaging of higher-order human cognition, with a possibility for prolongation. The project will give you the opportunity to work on projects compatible with the goals of the group. You will primarily be involved in recruitment of research participants, administering and conducting data collection in MRI experiments and behavioral experiments in the group.

Entry requirements
The applicant should have basic theoretical knowledge of neuroanatomy and cognitive neuroscience. Preference will be given to candidates with a proven track record in conducting functional MRI experiments. Expertise in using software such as E-prime, Presentation, and skills in programming (MATLAB in particular) are a merit.

Good logistic skills and previous experience in coordinating recruitment of participants and MR-scanning are highly valued. The candidate should be highly motivated to conduct challenging interdisciplinary basic research. The candidate should be reliable, meticulous and cooperative, and with an ability to work without requiring extensive training or the need for close supervision.

Given the multi-disciplinary nature of the research group, an interest in higher-level human cognition is desirable. Evidence of the ability to interact with researchers from a range of academic disciplines is important.

The position is initially available for 12 months, with possibility of extension for the right candidate.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

- A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense (if applicable), title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
- A complete list of publications
- A summary of current work (no more than one page)
- Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labor unions or student organizations, parental leave or similar circumstances

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country's broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
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Varaktighet, arbetstid
100. Tillträde: upon agreement; preferably in January Visstidsanställning

Publiceringsdatum
2017-10-24

Ersättning
Monthly salary

Så ansöker du
Sista dag att ansöka är 2017-11-30
Ange följande referens när du ansöker: 2-4923/2017
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Kontakt
Fredrik Ullén, professor 08-52493268

Företag
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neuroscience, Ullén

Adress
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neuroscience, Ullén
Retzius väg 8
17177 Solna

Kontorsadress
Retzius väg 8

Jobbnummer
3764729


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