Doctoral (PhD) student position in Cognitive Imaging Neuroscience

Research group

Our research group of prof. Henrik Ehrsson has funding available for a 4 year PhD position in cognitive imaging neuroscience. Our work focuses on how we come to experience that we own our body, and why we experience that we are located inside our physical bodies. To address these issues we use a combination of behavioral and functional magnetic imaging methods. We are based at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. For more information about our research, please visit

The doctoral education project and the duties of the student

The candidate is expected to work within the general framework of the research project on the multisensory mechanisms of full-body ownership, but will be encouraged to formulate his or her own ideas and proposals for experiments. The project uses full-body illusions and advanced functional magnetic resonance imaging analyses to investigate the brain mechanisms that underpin the sense of owning an entire body in space.

Skills and personal qualities

The candidate must have a Master's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive science, Medicine, or Engineering. He or she should have a strong and documented interest in Cognitive Neuroscience and neuroimaging techniques.

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual that can actively contribute with own ideas and proposals. Proficiency in oral and written English is necessary, as are good social skills. The candidate should have a strong track record of successful internship projects; good programming skills is a plus.

For assessment criteria, terms and conditions and application process see:
The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system (above link).

Deadline for application: April 14th.
Expected starting date: October 1st (flexible).

Post-doctoral Positions

If you are interested in joining the group as a post-doc you should contact Henrik Ehrsson at least one year in advance of the planned start date. Please submit your CV, the names of two references, and a short description of why you want to join our group and what kind of project you would like to conduct. There are several possible sources of funding for which you can apply to do post-doctoral research, most of which have deadlines of up to one year in advance of starting the project. See below for some funding possibilities.

Possible sources of personal funding and approximate annual deadlines:

HFSP Long-Term Fellowships, Deadline in August

EU Marie Curie Fellowships, Deadline in August:
International Incoming Fellowships, for applicants from outside the EU
Intra-European Fellowships, for applicants from within the EU

Wennergren Foundation, Deadline early October

Hjärnfonden, Deadline in June (a Swedish PhD is a eligibility criterion)

Additional information:

PostDoc at Karolinska Institutet: Postdoc Handbook (pdf-file, 78kB)
Department of Neuroscience: Homepage
Information about Stockholm:
Information about Sweden:

Applications for Student Internships

For students (at BSc or MSc level) interested in conducting a student internship in the lab, please contact Prof. Henrik Ehrsson. Include a CV and brief motivation for why you would like to conduct an internship in the lab. Please note that we normally do not consider internships that are shorter than 3 months (with an exception for summer students where 8 weeks is the minimum). Summer students should contact Dr. Ehrsson before January 31st each year.

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