The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cell levels to clinical research and societal studies. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at basic and advanced levels. The Department has approximately 450 employees and a revenue 2019 of 497 million SEK. It comprises seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

Aging Research Center (ARC), a division within NVS, is located at KI Campus Solna, Stockholm. It is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, psychiatry, geriatrics), psychology (e.g., cognition, structural, functional, and molecular brain imaging), and social gerontology (e.g., sociology, public health, social epidemiology, social work). 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.

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

Your mission
The postdoc researcher will conduct work on structural brain imaging data acquired within the longitudinal population studies of older adults included in the National E-Infrastructure on Aging Research (NEAR). The postdoc researcher will spend her or his time at KI and Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging (UFBI) at Umeå University. The postdoc researcher will mainly be working with NEAR data harmonization for brain-imaging variables related to the project. The goal is to develop and evaluate a metric that captures global brain integrity. The metric should be possible to use regardless of the specific scanner hardware or scanning sequence. The postdoc researcher will be responsible for project planning, data preparation (together with database managers within NEAR), and data analysis. The projects will assess the developed metric in relation to cohort changes in brain integrity and longitudinal cognitive change. Additional specific aims can be developed.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence, preferably within the last 3 years. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

The applicant should have a PhD in Cognitive neuroscience, psychology, neuroscience or related fields, and have expertise in the cognitive neuroscience of aging. Experience of working with brain-imaging data, especially magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, will be required. Experience of data collection and logistics within population-based studies, data cleaning, quality controls and work on databases is also a strength. Scientific productivity (published articles) and experience from large-scale scientific collaborations are further merits.

Bases of assessment
We stress research expertise when assessing applicants. In addition, great emphasis will be placed on collaborative ability, ability to work independently, and personal suitability.

What do we offer?
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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Location: Solna

ARC - Aging Research Center

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Application

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

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest 2021-04-30.

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

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment enligt ök
Salary månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1464/2021
Contact
  • Debora Rizzuto, Researcher KI, debora.rizzuto@ki.se
  • Laura Fratiglioni, Professor, senior KI, laura.fratiglioni@ki.se
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR-partner KI, amanda.nyberg@ki.se
  • Lars Nyberg, Professor Umeå University, lars.nyberg@umu.se
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 23.Mar.2021
Last application date 30.Apr.2021 11:59 PM CET

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