Postdoc in Clinical Neurophysiology

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We are now looking to appoint a postdoc in Clinical Neurophysiology, formally based at the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience.

Work assignments

You will work in a translational somatosensory laboratory with focus on human pain mechanisms and especially the role of the peripheral nervous system.

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 expect you to have a Ph.D. in neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, or a related discipline, strong quantitative skills, a strong track record, and an enthusiastic approach to science.

 Further, the applicant is expected to have strong background knowledge of the physiology of primary sensory afferents and peripheral mechanisms of nociception. The applicant must also have proficiency in immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence techniques as well as confocal microscopy, image analysis, and quantification of small nerve fibers. In addition, the applicant must have experience in working with human skin biopsies.

It is a particular merit if the applicant also has experience in pain animal models (rat and mice), behavioral testing and analysis.

The applicant is expected to be fluent in both written and spoken English. Great emphasis will be given to personal qualities and suitability.

The workplace

You will be employed in Håkan Olausson’s research group at the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience (CSAN), Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences.

The Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences is one of the university’s largest departments, with operations mainly in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Our aim is to engage in medical and biomedical education and research of high international standing. At undergraduate level the department is responsible for most of the medical program, the speech and language pathology program and the biomedical program. For more information about the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, please see here.

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 May 2023.

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 26 April 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!Linköping university has framework agreements and wishes to decline direct contacts from staffing- and recruitment companies as well as vendors of job advertisements.

Contact persons

Håkan Olausson
+46 13 28 67 88

Ann-Charlotte Johansson
Senior Research Coordinator, Head of Unit
+46 13 28 47 57

Johanna Källming
+46 13 28 57 76