Faculty of Medicine, Department of experimental medical science

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The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

Marie Curie PhD acccording to EU-agreement.

The task will be to explore the representation of the haptic information in neocortex. The analysis will be made with in vivo whole cell patch clamp recordings from neocortical neurons and computational modelling of population level neuronal representations in the brain in vivo.

Work duties 

Objective: To explore the representation of the haptic input features in the neocortical neurons in vivo. The analysis will be made with in vivo whole cell patch clamp recordings in anesthetized animals and modelling of population level representations in the brain in vivo.

Expected Results: An understanding of the haptic input features representation in neocortical neurons and in integrated brain circuitry. An understanding of brain haptic input feature representations at a level that can be used to generate bases for the design of new solutions for haptic interfaces.

In addition, planned stays at Actronika, Paris, to help developing a user interface in the format of a miniaturized haptic display that can stimulate local skin to create the illusion of integrated haptic experiences, and at University of Glasgow to learn the fabrication and integration of tactile skin through electronics design.



-Previous analysis of integrated sensorimotor systems of the brain or experience/knowledge of simulations using neural or neuronal networks on master level.

-The Applicant should not have resided in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediatly before the recruitment date ( and not have carried out their main activity ( work, studies etc,)in Sweden.

- The applicant should be -at the date of recruitment- an early stage researcher ( i.e. in the first four years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree).


- Previous experience of in vivo neurophysiological studies of individual neurons or in-depth analysis of data generated in such studies.

Other information

The applicant is expected to spend approximately 10 weeks abroad (Paris and Glasgow) during the period of the employment. 

Desired start: August 2020 or according to agreement. 

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment August 2020 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/888
  • Henrik Jörntell, Research group leader , 046-2227764
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Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
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Published 30.Apr.2020
Last application date 10.Jun.2020 11:59 PM CET

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