Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!
The Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences is one of the university’s largest departments, with operations mainly in the Faculty of 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 follow:

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Medical Science
formally based at the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences. 

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

As a PhD student you will participate in the project: ”Exploring multisensory integration in neurodiverse populations”.

Our team is working on developing methods for using virtual reality and psychophysics to test brain function in people with neurodevelopmental conditions. Our primary interest is in how the brain integrates sensory input from different modalities, such as sound and images. The planned experiments include neuropsychological tests, brain imaging and tests in a virtual reality head-mounted display. The project will be carried out in the research group of Kajsa Igelstrom at the Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, in collaboration with India Morrison.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

The applicant must have a Master’s degree in neuropsychology or equivalent. You shall have experience with psychological testing and head-mounted displays, and you must be able to interact with patients with special needs. You must have some experience of measuring and integrating biometric variables, e.g. with iMotions. You must also have excellent English skills and good knowledge of statistics.

Courses on advanced level in statistics, research ethics and research methods, as well as an interest in sensory deficits (documented through e.g. publications or courses) are considered a strong merit.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement.

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest July, 8th 2020.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Ann-Charlotte Johansson

Research coordinator

+ 46–702447849

India Morrison

Main supervisor

Kajsa Igelström


Annelie Lindström

Director of third cycle studies at BKV

+46 13 28 68 71