Sweden: PhD in Cognitive Imaging Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

Doctoral (PhD) student position in Cognitive Imaging Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

Deadline for application: April 14th, 2017.

Research group
The research group of prof. Henrik Ehrsson has funding available for a 4 year PhD position in cognitive imaging neuroscience. Our work focuses on how we come to experience that we own our body, and why we experience that we are located inside our physical bodies. To address these issues we use a combination of behavioral and functional magnetic imaging methods. We are based at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. For more information about our research, please visit www.ehrssonlab.se <http://www.ehrssonlab.se>.

The doctoral education project and the duties of the student
The candidate is expected to work within the general framework of the research project on the multisensory mechanisms of full-body ownership, but will be encouraged to formulate his or her own ideas and proposals for experiments. The project uses full-body illusions and advanced functional magnetic resonance imaging analyses to investigate the brain mechanisms that underpin the sense of owning an entire body in space.

Skills and personal qualities
The candidate must have a master's degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, medicine or engineering. He or she should have a strong and documented interest in cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging techniques.

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual that can actively contribute with own ideas and proposals. Proficiency in oral and written English is necessary, as are good social skills. The candidate should have a strong track record of successful internship projects; good programming skills is a plus.

For assessment criteria, terms and conditions and application process see:

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system (above link).
Deadline for application: April 14th, 2017.
Expected starting date: October 1st, 2017 (flexible)