Announcement of a postdoc in computational neuroscience

9 April, 2019


Announcement of a postdoc in computational neuroscience

The Agora for Biosystems (Agora) invites applications for a post-doctoral position in computational neuroscience, as part of the research team of Director, Prof. Hans Liljenström. Agora is an interdisciplinary research center at the Sigtuna Foundation in Sigtuna, Sweden, with close connections to universities and institutes in nearby cities Stockholm and Uppsala, notably the Karolinska Institutet (KI) and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). The aim of the Agora is to serve as a center for interaction between experimentalists and theoreticians in the life sciences, in particular neuroscience, and to promote a dialogue between science and the humanities, where the Sigtuna Foundation has played a central role in the Swedish society for over a century.

The postdoc research will be part of a large international project on the neurophilosophy of free will, where some 20 neuroscientists and philosophers will collaborate to explore the neural basis of volition, using experimental, theoretical and computational approaches. This position is primarily for neuro-computational modeling of neural structures and processes involved in decision-making, linking to EEG, fMRI and other data produced within the project.

Applicants, with a PhD or equivalent, are expected to have a solid background in one or more of the following domains: computational models of neural dynamics underlying perceptual or cognitive processes, machine learning, signal processing. You should be interested in reading and working with experimental (neural) data and good at communicating and/or collaborating with experimental colleagues. Experience of research in experimental/clinical neuroscience, cognitive science or psychology is a merit. An interest in volition, decision making, and brain-mind relation is essential. The working language is English or Swedish.

Applicants should send a CV, letter of motivation (max 2 pages), and a list of three references via e-mail to before 15 May 2019. The initial appointment will be for two years and is potentially renewable, starting as soon as possible after a thorough reviewing process, which will take not only academic merits in consideration.


More information about the position can be given by

Hans Liljenström, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Energy and Technology, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden, and Director of Agora for Biosystems, Sigtuna Foundation

Email:, Phone: +46-18-671728.