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We are now looking to appoint a postdoc in the field of Experimental Psychiatry.

Work assignments

You will work in a research project aiming to study touch perception. The studies will be investigating the basic neural mechanisms underlying normal touch perception as well as the altered touch perception and interoception in people with schizophrenia.

As postdoc, you will principally carry out research. A certain amount of teaching may be part of your duties, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours.


To be qualified to take employment as postdoc, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree.  This degree must have been awarded at the latest by the point at which LiU makes its decision to employ you.

It is considered advantageous if your doctoral degree is no older than three years at application deadline for this job. If there are special reasons for having an older doctoral degree – such as taking statutory leave – then these may be taken into consideration.

We are now looking for someone with a PhD in a relevant field, such as neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, biology, or biomedicine. The position requires previous experience of research in the field of heartbeat interoception as well as documented experience of EEG, ECG, fMRI, and psychophysics. Further, you are expected to have the ability to analyze EEG data and experience in working with vulnerable populations, especially schizophrenia patients. You should also be GCP certified (good clinical practice).

Previous experience of work in the fields of somatosensation and affective touch is considered a merit. Experience in collection and handling of saliva samples for oxytocin analyses is also considered a merit.

The position requires basic knowledge in Swedish (level B1), as well as good knowledge in English, both spoken and written.

As a person, you are confident, proactive and capable of working independently. You are structured, goal-oriented, and able to solve complex issues. Strong interpersonal skills are highly valued. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

The workplace

You will be employed at the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN), in Rebecca Böhme’s and Håkan Olausson’s research groups focusing on studies in the area of touch perception.

The employment

This post is a temporary contract of two years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years. The position as a postdoc is full-time.

Starting date
By agreement

Salary and employment benefits

Salaries at the university are set individually. State your desired salary in the application.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Union representatives

Information about trade union contacts can be found here.

Application procedure

Apply for this position by clicking on the button labelled “Apply” below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than 7 December 2023.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives – diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Ann-Charlotte Johansson

Forskningskoordinator, enhetschef

013-28 4757


Rebecca Böhme

Biträdande universitetslektor

013-28 56 80


Johanna Källming


+46 13 28 57 76


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