Karolinska Institutet,

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with Region Stockholm as well as other research groups from Karolinska Institutet and other universities.
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Christian Rück’s research group in the Division for Psychiatry focuses on making a difference for psychiatric patients by:

  1. Developing innovative treatments, evaluate them in trials and then implement them internationally.
  2. Understanding the origins and consequences of mental disorders, especially OCD and related disorders
  3. Understanding who responds to CBT by means of analyzing large amounts of multimodal data including genetic data and using AI to optimize prediction.

We have aggregated rich phenotypic data on 4000 patients treated with CBT and are also part of a large NIH-funded study (NORDiC) on the genetics of OCD and related disorders. Professors James Crowley and Manuel Matheisen are affiliated to the group and we work very closely with Prof. David Mataix-Cols’ and Prof. Patrick Sullivan’s groups at Karolinska Institutet. We now want to add a post-doc to our trans-disciplinary team. 

We are looking for an individual who can manage, analyze and QC GWAS and other genomics data together with our partners. The successful applicant is expected to take the lead on specific projects in in our larger project on treatment response in CBT where now data on 4000 individuals have been gathered including genetics, phenotypic data over multiple time-points and register data. The applicant would also be deeply involved in the NORDiC study to answer questions about disorder ethiology. This is a unique and growing dataset. Another data source is the Swedish Twin Registry with multiple cohorts with relevant data regarding OCD and related disorders. The applicant would also be involved in the numerous consortia and collaborations that we take part in and experience in such processes is valuable.

Entry requirements

The applicant should have obtained a PhD in in epidemiology, bioinformatics, genetics, or directly related field. The applicant should have formal training in genetics and analysis of genetic data, demonstrated past experience in QC, imputation, and analysis of modern, “omic” scale genetic data and knowledge of estimation and analysis of genetic risk scores together with clinical data

The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to design studies and carry out statistical analyses, prepare manuscripts for publication and present the work at scientific meetings. The applicant should have experience in conducting genetic research studies of psychiatric disorders.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.

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

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3096/2018
  • Anders Ihrfors, Personalhandläggare, 08-524 832 87
  • Christian Rück, Associate Professor, Christian.Ruck@ki.se
Published 29.May.2018
Last application date 15.Jul.2018 11:59 PM CEST

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