Research Assistant in experimental psychology and brain imaging


In our research group, you will find a unique opportunity to work closely together with top researchers at the intersection of psychology, nutrition, and neuroscience. You will have an active role in our ongoing experimental research studies, which aim to understand how metabolic processes affect food experiences and appetite regulation. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you get an opportunity to contribute to high-quality research at an international level.

Your mission

We are looking for a person with high integrity, good communication skills and a strong interest cognitive neuroscience and experimental research. The position is as a research assistant in a project that investigates the basic behavioral mechanisms that regulate the pleasantness and motivational value of food stimuli. It is part of a larger project that also examines patients with eating disorders and collects functional neuroimaging data. You will work in the Nutritional Neuroscience research group at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of Psychology (PI: Janina Seubert). The position is a fixed-term, full-time position. You will mainly work with:

  • recruitment and contact with participants
  • data collection through behavioral testing
  • data collection through functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • production of smell and taste stimuli for studies

Your profile

We welcome applicants with a bachelor's degree in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral science or similar. We place great importance on previous work experience with the collection of brain imaging data and/or behavioral experiments. The applicant must be social, responsible and able to work independently and with great accuracy. We attach great importance to personal suitability. Documented ability to speak and write fluently in English is a requirement because English is the main language of communication in the research group. Being able to speak and write fluently in Swedish is desirable.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna

Read more about the Department of Clinical Neuroscience 
Read more about the research group you will be part of 


Welcome to apply at the latest December, 8 2022.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all!

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentUpon agreement
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent100%
CountyStockholms län
Reference numberSTÖD 2-4472/2022
  • Janina Seubert, Principal Researcher,
  • Lisa Rister, HR-partner, 08-52483287,
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 0704831165
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-52484080
Last application date08.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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