Karolinska Institutet

Postdoctoral researcher in psychology with a focus on individual differences

2024-08-01 (Europe/Stockholm)
Salva lavoro

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

In our research group, you will find a unique opportunity to work in the borderland between psychology and neuroscience in order to understand how cognitive and behavioral sex differences arise and are affected by our surrounding environment. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you get an opportunity to contribute to high-quality research at an international top level.

Your mission

You will work in a project funded by the Swedish Research Council focusing on psychological sex differences with the overarching aim to describe and explain these differences but also to understand the potential impact they may have on society and everyday life. We address questions relating to the importance of sex chromosomes and fetal androgen exposure in sex differences. Is it possible to identify patterns of cognitive skills and behaviors that constitute meaningful sex-typical profiles? Can such sex-typical profiles provide an understanding of why there are such large gender differences in career choices? We collect new data but also use Swedish register data. The work includes, in addition to usual research work, acquiring Swedish register data, and statistically analyzing complex relationships. The position may also include supervision of bachelor's and master's students.

This is a full-time position for two years, with the possibility of extension

Your profile

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a background in psychology, epidemiology, sociology, public health, or similar, with an interest in methodology and statistics, as well as behavioral data and individual differences. Applicants are expected to have very high competence in statistical analyses and previous experience with digital data collection and Swedish register research.

Very good knowledge of English is required. Good knowledge of Swedish is an advantage. You must have experience in academic writing and publishing. We are looking for a person who shows initiative, pays attention to details, and has the ability to work independently. We also attach great importance to personal suitability. 

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a Swedish doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

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. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Solna

Read more about the Division of Psychology 
Read more about the research group you will be part of 


An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest August 1st 2024. 

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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

Type of employment: Temporary position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Upon agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Solna
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: STÖD 2-2502/2024
  1. Agneta Herlitz, Professor, agneta.herlitz@ki.se
  2. Lisa Rister, HR partner, lisa.rister@ki.se;08-52483287
Union representative:
  1. Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124127
  2. Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  3. Arsalan Amir, SACO, 0704831165
Published: 2024-06-17
Last application date: 2024-08-01

Dettagli del lavoro

Postdoctoral researcher in psychology with a focus on individual differences
Datore di lavoro
Nobels väg 6 Stoccolma, Svezia
Scadenza candidatura
2024-08-01 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-08-01 23:59 (CET)
Salva lavoro

Altri lavori per questo datore di lavoro

Informazioni sul datore di lavoro

Karolinska Institutet's mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education.

Visita la pagina del datore di lavoro

Questo potrebbe interessarti

Deciphering the Gut’s Clues to Our Health University of Turku 5 min. di lettura
3D Printing for Better Healthcare Medical University of Vienna 4 min. di lettura
Promoting Exercise for Good Health Free University of Bozen - Bolzano 4 min. di lettura
Altre storie