Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurophysiology

Closing Date
7 Jul 2020
Linköping, Sweden
1 year with opportunity for renewal

We are now soliciting applications for a postdoc fellowship at the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN), Linkoping University, Sweden.

The successful candidate will investigate the mechanisms of mechanical nociception and pain using in vivo electrophysiology (microneurography) and psychophysics in humans. This is part of a larger project investigating the peripheral and central mechanisms of mechanical pain signaling. The postdoc will work at CSAN with Prof. Hakan Olausson and Dr. Saad Nagi. At CSAN, we have a young, vibrant, and international research environment with access to state-of-the-art infrastructure including fully equipped microneurography and psychophysics laboratories and a dedicated research 3T Siemens scanner. Several other techniques are also in use at the Center including facial EMG, TMS, EEG, and fNIRS. The candidate will work closely with other lab members and supervise students and research assistants.

The fellowship will be available in summer 2020 though the start date is flexible. The initial appointment is for one year with an opportunity for renewal after that.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. neuroscience) by the start date and a published track record in pain physiology.

Additional desirable skills are:

-         prior experience with electrophysiology (animal/human/ex vivo/in vivo)

-         prior experience in any scripting language (Matlab, R, Python, etc.)

-         prior experience working with chronic pain populations

-         ability to work in a team and have good people skills 

Appointment as a postdoc requires a PhD. Since this is part of an international recruitment program, the candidate must not hold Swedish citizenship or a Swedish PhD degree.

Please supply us with:

  • Motivated application
  • CV including publication list
  • A copy of PhD testamur/proof of completion
  • References/recommendations

For more information and to apply, please click here.

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