Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Aging Research Center, ARC

- with focus on research

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at basic and advanced levels. Now we are looking for you who want to be part of and contribute to our department!

Your mission

A major task for the senior lecturer will be to contribute to the ongoing research activities within the psychology sector at ARC, conceptually as well as methodologically. In addition, there are possibilities to initiate individual research projects, based on the candidate’s interests. Teaching assignments at, for example, undergraduate-, advanced- and doctoral education levels as well as supervision of master’s students and doctoral students are included.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a senior lecturer, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the person must have demonstrated research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

We are looking for a researcher with documented experience of leading and developing research of high international quality. The area includes research on the relationship between age-related changes in the brain and intellectual functions in healthy and pathological memory. Extensive, high-quality publications in these subject areas, documented experience of coordinating and leading research projects, obtaining research grants as a main applicant (ongoing or previous), experience of academic leadership, as well as of international collaborations are a requirement.

Bases of assessment 

The Senior Lectureships has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: research expertise (3), educational expertise (2) and leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2).

A solid background when it comes to planning, conducting, and publishing longitudinal studies in normal aging and dementia (preclinical and clinical) weighs heavily in recruitment. This also applies to experience of research on the relationship between different brain variables (structural and functional) and cognitive functions. In addition, experience of teaching, course organization, and license as psychologist are meritorious.

The applicant shall also have completed courses of 10 weeks of higher education training in teaching or have equivalent competence in accordance with the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions recommendations for qualification as a higher education teacher. If the person appointed for the position is lacking such education at the time of the employment, the appointee must undergo such education during the first two years of employment.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates, Karolinska Institutet will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna

Aging Research Center (ARC), a division within NVS, is located at KI Campus Solna, Stockholm. It is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing medicine psychology, and social gerontology. The center has around 75 employees, it has a strong focus on research with unique research resources, such as large-scale longitudinal studies and nationwide registries. ARC has now two full-time positions as senior lecturer in the psychology section available.



We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. Your application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). 

Welcome to apply at the latest 11th of December 2020.

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

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Upon agreement
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1695/2020
  • Maria Ankarcrona, Head of Department, maria.ankarcrona@ki.se
  • Maria Staiger, HR Manager, maria.staiger@ki.se 073-370 99 26
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
Published 20.Nov.2020
Last application date 11.Dec.2020 11:59 PM CET

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