Lunds universitet, Institutionen för psykologi

Lunds universitet grundades 1666 och rankas återkommande som ett av världens 100 främsta lärosäten. Här finns 40 000 studenter och 7 600 medarbetare i Lund, Helsingborg och Malmö. Vi förenas i vår strävan att förstå, förklara och förbättra vår värld och människors villkor.

Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten är ett av Sveriges ledande kunskapscentra för forskning och utbildning inom samhällsvetenskap och beteendevetenskap och bedriver verksamhet i både Lund och Helsingborg.

Institutionen för psykologi kombinerar utbildning med forskning och har under senare år varit mycket framgångsrik i konkurrensen om externa forskningsmedel. Centrala forskningsområden är bl.a. arbets- och organisationspsykologi, klinisk psykologi, kognition, neuropsykologi, personlighet- och social psykologi samt utvecklingspsykologi.

Många av våra kurser är utvecklade i anslutning till forskningsprojekt och studenterna får möjlighet att ta del av aktuella forskningsrön från lärare som själva är aktiva forskare inom sina respektive områden. Vår utbildningsmiljö är sedan länge starkt internationaliserad.

We are inviting applications for a two-year fulltime Research fellow position within the research project “Learning and remembering: The cognitive neuroscience of memory for real-world events” funded by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, and led by PI: Professor Mikael Johansson at the Department of Psychology, Lund University, and Co-PI: Professor Anthony D. Wagner, at the Department of Psychology, Stanford University.

The research project will leverage a cross-disciplinary approach—utilizing the latest advances in digital media and state-of-the-art techniques for analyzing functional brain activity (functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI, and electroencephalography, EEG)—to examine how the mind and brain enable learning and remembering in real-world settings.

The position is designed for a skilled and productive researcher with a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, with a strong interest in memory and its neurocognitive basis. The research will be conducted at Lund University with access to excellent research facilities for brain imaging, and techniques such as virtual reality and eye-tracking. The Research fellow will be involved in designing, implementing and conducting experiments; analyzing data; preparing and presenting reports of research results; and assisting and supervising the work of other project members.

Qualification requirements:

Eligibility for employment as Research fellow is restricted to applicants with a PhD degree in a relevant subject.
Assessment criteria and other qualifications:
Assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills of relevance to the project. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, motivation and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the research group.

The successful applicant has:

• Track record of publishing high-quality academic papers
• Very good oral and written proficiency in English
• Experience with memory research or related research topics
• Expertise in cognitive neuroscience methods, preferably electrophysiological brain imaging techniques (EEG/ERP)
• Experience with combining electrophysiological brain imaging techniques with eye-tracking and/or virtual reality methods
• Experience with multivariate analysis methods; multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA),representational similarity analysis (RSA)
• Strong programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python)
• Experience with software for implementation of experiments (e.g.E-prime, Psychtoolbox) and data analysis (e.g. Fieldtrip)

Terms of employment:

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years. Start date by agreement.

Application:

The Lund University job application portal should be used when applying. Applications will be reviewed starting immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Your application must contain:

• Cover letter (describing why you are interested in the position and what makes you suitable for it)
• CV (including information on degrees, completed courses, work experience, and publications)
• Two letters of recommendation.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
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Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde 2019-08-01 eller enligt överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100
Ort Lund
Län Skåne län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer PA2019/1428
Kontakt
  • Anna Melin Iqbal, +46 46 222 87 69
  • Mikael Johansson, +46 46 222 42 09
Facklig företrädare
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46 222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46 222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 46 222 93 66
Publicerat 2019-04-17
Sista ansökningsdag 2019-04-27

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