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 improving human health?

Your mission

The selected candidate will work on geriatric epidemiology, with an emphasis on investigating the role of metabolic disorders in cognitive and physical function among older adults. Your daily work will include data cleaning, data analyses, data management of different datasets in collaboration with other database managers. In addition, you will help younger students with statistical analysis and results interpretation.

This is a temporary position for two month.

Your profile

We are looking for you who are highly collegial and able to work well in a cross-disciplinary team as well as having the ability to work independently. The applicant must also possess good organizational skills, attention to detail, and analytical skills. The successful candidate is expected (1) to hold a doctoral degree in medical science; (2) to have experience of working with epidemiological data in the field of geriatric epidemiology; (3) to have experience in database management and data handling with Stata or other statistical software; (4) to demonstrate good oral and written communication skills in English.

Bases os 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.




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We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest 2021-05-14.

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

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period.

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

Type of employment Temporary position shorter than 3 months
Employment expires
Contract type Full time
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2164/2021
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR-partner, 08-52486812
  • Weili Xu, researcher, 08-6905896
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
Published 30.Apr.2021
Last application date 14.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

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