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

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Aging Research Center (ARC) is a division of the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS). ARC conducts research in psychology, sociology, and various branches of medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, psychiatry, and geriatrics). Senior researchers, postdocs, doctoral students, and guest researchers are all represented at ARC. Unique resources - such as several large prospective studies, nationwide research registries, record linkage capabilities, and access to clinical and biological data - are available at the center.

Your mission

We are looking for applicants who are interested in studying the complexity of aging and age-related disorders. In this position as research assistant you will be assisting researchers at the Aging Research Center (ARC) on a project that investigates the occurrence of frailty and multimorbidity in older people. We are looking for two highly motivated research assistants that will be working under the main supervision of Dr. Davide Liborio Vetrano and Dr. Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga within the research area of geriatric epidemiology. The successful candidates are expected to play a critical role in data analysis, data cleaning, and manuscript writing. The candidates will also assist with conducting literature reviews as well as project planning and development.

This is a full-time, temporary position of 12 months. There are two available positions.

Your profile

The successful candidates are expected (1) to hold a master’s degree related to epidemiology or public health sciences by the time of employment; (2) to have research and/or work experience related to aging and health; (3) to have excellent communication skills and ability to interact effectively and productively with other researchers in the team; (4) to have good analytical/programming skills; and (5) to have excellent English language skills in terms of oral and written communication.

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



Welcome to apply at the latest 2020-06-03

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 Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2334/2020
  • Davide Liborio Vetrano , davide.vetrano@ki.se
  • Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga , amaia.calderon.larranaga@ki.se
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 20.May.2020
Last application date 03.Jun.2020 11:59 PM CET

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