Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience Focus on Education and Research

Stockholm, Sweden
19 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with other research groups from the Karolinska Institutet, with other universities as well as the Stockholm County Council.

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The Division of Psychology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, has about 100 employees, where many work with the 5-year psychology program that the department has been running since 2007. Research is carried out in approximately 15 research groups, investigating pre-clinical and clinical research questions in psychology ( The psychology program at KI is based on a so-called scientist-practitioner model, which means that the students will gain good methodological skills and knowledge that enables scientifically-based clinical work.   


The position is focused on education and research. The Senior Lecturer will be responsible for psychology program courses in perception psychology, neuroscience focusing on the use of brain imaging methods, and have an overall responsibility for the division’s international research preparatory courses. The lecturer is expected to conduct research in the field of human neuroscience and perception psychology and be active in postgraduate education.  

Eligibility requirements 

To be eligible for employment as a Senior Lecturer, in addition to holding a PhD or having equivalent scientific expertise, the person must have demonstrated research- and teaching expertise, as well as management-, development- and collaborative skills (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet). The person shall also have completed 10 weeks (or equivalent competence) of higher education training in teaching in accordance with Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher or having otherwise obtained equivalent knowledge. 

Because the position includes an overall responsibility for the division’s international research preparatory courses, and in accordance with KI’s endeavor to increase internationalization within its program, the applicant shall have extensive international experience in teaching and research. The applicant must have good knowledge of Swedish and English.   

Bases of assessment  

The Senior Lectureship has focus on education and research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise (3), leadership-, development- and collaboration expertise (2). 

Documented and extensive research- and teaching experience of human brain imaging techniques with focus on perception psychology is meriting. 

After an overall assessment of the candidates merits and expertise KI will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities.  

Application process 

An application must contain the following documents in English: curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers in English. All the submitted documents shall therefor be written in English. 

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi 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.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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Type of employment    Permanent position
Contract type    Full time
First day of employment    Upon agreement
Salary    Monthly salary
Number of positions    1
Working hours    100%
City    Stockholm
County    Stockholms län
Country    Sweden
Reference number    2-2961/2018
Contact    Mats J Olsson / Head of Department, 08-524 824 64
Union representative    

  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37,
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,

Published    19.Nov.2018
Last application date    17.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET