Lunds universitet, Institutionen för psykologi

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Department of Psychology invites applications for a post-doctoral researcher within the project of the Lund Memory Lab “A closer look at knowledge acquisition in the digital era” (Principal Investigator: Dr Andrey Nikolaev).

The goal of the project is to elucidate the neural mechanisms of learning in free-viewing multimodal digital media and to determine how critical factors such as multitasking, perceptual complexity, cognitive demands, and external distractions affect memory and learning. The project will capitalize on recent advances in simultaneous EEG and eye tracking during free-viewing behavior. This innovative methodological approach allows for naturalistic, ecologically valid tasks and provides rich information about perceptual and cognitive processes.

The project will be carried out in the Lund Memory Lab in collaboration with other members of the research team. The team has expertise in memory research using behavioral tests, EEG, and eye tracking, combined with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques. The Lund Memory Lab is led by Prof. Mikael Johansson and produces research with international impact at the forefront of current episodic memory research. Here are some examples of related work from the Lund Memory Lab:

Nikolaev, A. R., Bramão, I., Johansson, R., & Johansson, M. (2023). Episodic memory formation in unrestricted viewing. NeuroImage, 266, 119821.

Bramão, I., Jiang, J., Wagner, A. D., & Johansson, M. (2022). Encoding contexts are incidentally reinstated during competitive retrieval and track the temporal dynamics of memory interference. Cerebral Cortex, 32(22), 5020-5035.

Johansson, R., Nyström, M., Dewhurst, R., & Johansson, M. (2022). Eye-movement replay supports episodic remembering. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 289(1977), 20220964.

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Lund University is a state authority, which means you get special benefits, generous holidays and a favorable occupational pension. Read more on the university's website about being employed at Lund University, Work with us.

Work duties
The main duty involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Involvement in the co-supervision of students is desirable.

The post-doctoral researcher is expected to take an active role in all stages of the research project. The post-doctoral researcher will be responsible for preparing stimulus material, designing and programming experiments, collecting and analyzing behavioral, eye-tracking, and EEG data, and for reporting and presenting the research results.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent, in psychology, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering, completed no more than five years before the date of employment decision.

Assessment criteria:

  • Experience and publications in cognitive/clinical neuroscience, particularly perception, attention, and memory.
  • Experience in collecting behavioral, eye-tracking, and EEG data.
  • Good knowledge of EEG/MEG data analysis using EEGLAB, Fieldtrip, MNE-Python, etc.
  • Knowledge of signal processing, image analysis, machine learning, statistics; experience in biological physics and mathematical analysis is a plus.
  • Proficiency in programming (MATLAB, R, Python, etc.).
  • High quality of previous scientific contributions, such as published reports and other research outputs.
  • High proficiency in English (oral and written communication skills).

Terms of employment
The employment is a fixed-term employment of two years, 100% with a start date of 2023-10-01) or as agreed. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to be present and work on-site.

How to apply
The application is to be made electronically via Lund University's search portal.

The application is to be submitted in English and must include the following:

  • A cover letter (max. 2 pages) introducing the applicant, highlighting important qualifications, and describing why the applicant is interested in the project.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
  • Certificates demonstrating the applicant’s qualifications.
  • Two reference letters with referees' contact information.

Interviews are expected to be held during the last week of August.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-10-01 or by agreement
Salary Monthly paid
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/2400
  • Hannah Stén, HR partner,
  • Dr Andrey Nikolaev, PI,
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 27.Jun.2023
Last application date 20.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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