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NeuroScience Postdoctoral Jobs @ University Of Turku Finland

NeuroScience Postdoctoral Jobs @ University Of Turku Finland

NeuroScience Postdoctoral Jobs @ University Of Turku Finland: University of Turku is the second-largest University in Finland, constantly ranking among the top 1% of universities in the world. The university has 20 000 students and a staff of 3 500 including 350 professors. Turku PET Centre is one of the leading European imaging sites with over 200 researchers using state-of-the-art imaging techniques for studying the human brain and physiology. We run our on-site 3-T PET-MRI device, multiple PET-CT-cameras and two cyclotrons. Our Department of Psychology boasts comprehensive research programs for cognitive neuroscience, with excellent TMS, EEG, and eye tracking laboratories for studying multiple aspects of human cognition and emotion. We have a particularly strong interest in methods and signal analysis development, as well as integrative approach on emotions combining psychiatry, neurology, psychology and social sciences.

NeuroScience Postdoctoral Jobs @ University Of Turku Finland

Post-doctoral researcher in neuroscience
Open positions in Molecular and Functional Neuroimaging at Turku PET Centre

Positions: 1-2 post-doctoral scientists
Starting date: negotiable, preferably starting at November 1st 2016
Contract duration: fixed term contracts for 1-2 years

We are recruiting new personnel for our flagship project on functional and molecular basis of human emotions, led by Prof. Lauri Nummenmaa and funded by the European Research Council and Academy of Finland. In this project we use state-of-the-art methods in functional magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography for studying functional and molecular basis of human emotions and social attachment. At the moment, we have open positions for

1-2 post-doctoral scientists with 1-2 year fixed term contract (negotiable)

We are seeking for aspiring individuals with strong motivation and skills for research in affective neuroscience with PET and MRI, or neuroinformatics and signal processing of PET / MRI data. The applicants should also be interested in studying affective functions and their disorders.

  • Successful candidates should have a background and PhD degree in medicine, psychology, computational science, physics, or related fields, and skills for working with complex empirical data and human subjects. Programming skills (Matlab, Python) are essential.
  • Good command of the English language (written and oral), as well as skills for teamwork in a multidisciplinary research group, are required.
  • The applicants are also expected to have an excellent track record in carrying out high-quality research on social and emotional processing using functional imaging techniques.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Cutting-edge research infrastructure
  • Excellent working environment
  • Opportunity to work in a motivated, skilled, inspired and supportive group
  • A chance to work in Finland – one of the most beautiful countries in the world

Please apply via University of Turku Recruitment system no later than October 9th 2016.

Please include in the following items in PDF format in your application:

  • A letter of intent including a brief description of the your past and current research interests
  • Degree certificates
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Letters of recommendation from at least two prior academic supervisors or persons acquainted with you and your work

For further information please contact

Lauri Nummenmaa
Turku PET Centre and Department of Psychology
University of Turku
tel. +358 50 574 7633

Please also visit our department’s web pages at


NeuroScience Postdoctoral Jobs @ University Of Turku Finland


How to Apply: https://www.saimanet.com/certiahome/application_edit_welcome.html?jc=14&place_id=176&job_name=Post-doctoral+researcher+in+neuroscience&did=5600&lang=en&field_id=0&job_id=2689


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