Ref LiU-2023-03061

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We are now looking to appoint a postdoc in the field of of disability research.

Work assignments

Are you passionate about driving progress in the realm of open science? Do you thrive in collaborative environments and excel at project management? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you to make a significant impact! Your primary responsibility will be to lead, manage and plan a multi-site replication project in disability research. In addition, you will actively contribute to various other open science initiatives, including engaging in multi-site collaborations and validation projects. There are also possibilities to cultivate your creativity and passion by initiating and driving your own projects within the open science domain.

As postdoc, you will principally carry out research. A certain amount of teaching may be part of your duties, up to a maximum of 20% of working hours.


To be qualified to take employment as postdoc, you must have been awarded a doctoral degree or have a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree.  This degree must have been awarded at the latest by the point at which LiU makes its decision to employ you.

It is considered advantageous if your doctoral degree is no older than three years at application deadline for this job. If there are special reasons for having an older doctoral degree – such as taking statutory leave – then these may be taken into consideration.

We are seeking applicants who have a PhD in or related to Disability research. A particular merit is experience from multi-site open science projects. Management of and experience from other open science projects are merits together with publications within disability research. Fluency in English with strong communication skills is a requirement together with a basic ability to understand written and spoken Swedish.

You should possess strong social skills, excel in collaboration, have a keen eye for detail, and demonstrate the capability to independently lead and manage their own work.

The workplace

You will be employed in the Disability research division. For various reasons, people might be prevented from participating in working life or social and leisure activities. At the Disability Research Division, we focus on the causes and consequences of disability in groups with different kinds of health conditions. Our focus is on cognition, communication, and learning, i.e., the processes that take place in the brain when we receive, process, and convey information. Our research also includes social dimensions of disability. We appreciate open science and have implemented several open science practices in many projects.

The employment

This post is a temporary contract of two years with the possibility of extension up to a total maximum of three years. The position as a postdoc is full-time.

Starting date
Preferred starting date is 1st of October 2023.

Salary and employment benefits

Salaries at the university are set individually. State your desired salary in the application.

More information about employee benefits is available here.

Union representatives

Information about trade union contacts can be found here.

Application procedure

Apply for this position by clicking on the button labelled “Apply” below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than August 31st 2023.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives – diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities. We look forward to receiving your application!
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Contact persons

Henrik Danielsson

Professor/Head of Research

013- 28 21 99

Emil Holmer



Hanna Nilsson


013- 28 47 55

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