Job ID: 99680

Postdoctoral researcher in computational and clinical neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 15 February 2023

Contract Length: 2+2 years

City: Stockholm

Country: Sweden

Institution: Karolinska Institutet

Department: Department of Clinical Neuroscience & Department of Neuroscience


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are seeking a highly skilled and enthusiastic post-doctoral research fellow to join a multidisciplinary neuroscience project at Karolinska Institutet. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in novel research investigating brain signal variability and rapid plasticity in both humans and zebrafish using a variety of data and methods (e.g., magnetic resonance neuroimaging, zebrafish calcium imaging, and electrophysiology). This project is part of a recently awarded Karolinska Institutet Research Incubator (KIRI) project, and applications are invited for a co-supervised post-doctoral position in Månsson Lab (Department of Clinical Neuroscience) and Ampatzis Lab (Department of Neuroscience). KIRI is a dynamic environment for junior researchers that aims to strengthen innovative research collaborations with a focus on interdisciplinary breakthroughs.

Månsson Lab (Principal investigator: Dr Kristoffer Månsson) investigates psychiatric and non-clinical populations with the goal of elucidating the role of moment-to-moment variability in neural response, as a prognostic factor to psychiatric treatment outcomes. Ampatzis Lab (Principal investigator: Dr Konstantinos Ampatzis) focuses on adaptive mechanisms that occur in the central nervous system in response to physiological and pathophysiological stimuli.

Your mission

A highly motivated, skilled, and experienced post-doctoral research fellow is needed to work in coordination with both Månsson Lab and Ampatzis Lab in a recently funded inter-disciplinary KIRI project. This is a unique opportunity, as you will be part of both research teams, bridging translational science in both basic animal research, and human clinical neuroscience. The respective lab employs different methods and tools, and it is possible to adapt the candidate’s responsibilities to his/her background and expertise. As a postdoc, we want you to thrive, have fun at work, and be able to continue developing a successful track-record for a future in academia.

Specifically, you will be responsible of analysing both human and animal brain data acquired with methods such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), epigenome-wide DNA methylation, calcium imaging, and immunofluorescence imaging. Your work will mainly be focused on computational and statistical analyses.

You will be integral members of both teams.

Are you a highly motivate postdoc and interested in investigating rapid plasticity in both humans and zebrafish?

We are looking for a highly motivated, driven, and enthusiastic person sharing our interest in inter-disciplinary research and is ready to explore new avenues in science. The candidates should have a collaborative approach to science, a high degree of independence, but also being able to effectively work in an inter-disciplinary team. We value a postdoc that contributes to a good social environment in our respective laboratories.

The applicant shall hold a PhD degree and have a strong expertise in computations and data analytics (e.g., statistics, math, artificial intelligence, machine learning). Candidates with previous experience with computational imaging analysis, and/or bioinformatics will be prioritized. The candidate should have documented experience with coding/programming languages (e.g., MATLAB, python, bash scripting, R). Experience with multivariate statistical methods and machine learning are significant merits. Experience with human neuroimaging and calcium imaging is not required but is considered merit. Fluency in English is a requirement.

To be eligible for employment as a post doc a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

Location: Månsson Lab (Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Center for Psychiatry Research) and Ampatzis Lab(Department of Neuroscience). Both are located at campus Solna. Read more about Karolinska Institutet Research Incubator (KIRI)

Sounds interesting? Reach out to Konstantinos Ampatzis ( and Kristoffer Månsson ( for more information about an upcoming announcement.