Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

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.

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.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

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.

Your mission

Together with medical doctors, epidemiologists, biostatisticians and clinical researchers, the candidate will contribute to two EU funded projects starting in late spring 2021 led at Karolinska Institutet by Assistant Professor Davide L Vetrano. Both projects are focused on the investigation of multimorbidity in older adults: AFFIRMO (Atrial fibrillation integrated approach in frail, multimorbid and polimedicated older people) and I-CARE4OLD (Individualized care for older persons with complex chronic conditions in home care and nursing homes). In both projects, Karolinska Institutet involvement will be aimed at identifying and validating clinically meaningful patterns of multimorbidity to be used to improve older adults’ care and quality of life. This will be accomplished by analysing population-based, clinical and administrative datasets available in different European countries.

The selected postdoctoral fellow will be involved in all parts of the research process concerning the two EU funded projects, ranging from generating research ideas to the application of novel methods in original studies. Production of reports and publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals, and other forms of dissemination will be central activities. The candidate will also be engaged in writing applications for funding. Finally, teaching at first- and second-cycle level at Karolinska Institutet will also be among the candidate’s tasks.

Your profile

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

We are looking for a candidate that has the required background and the capability to work in a multidisciplinary team, to be independent and able to take initiatives as well as to find solutions proactively. The applicant must also possess good organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication abilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A PhD in Epidemiology, Public Health, Geriatric Medicine or related fields.
  • Good/advanced bio-medical knowledge.
  • Work experience in data analysis and interpretation preferably in the aging research field.
  • Clinical and research experience in the field of multimorbidity.
  • Good command of statistical software (e.g., Stata, SPSS, R).
  • Experience in working with different types of epidemiological data (i.e., population-based, clinical and administrative datasets)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with researchers having quantitative and clinical backgrounds.
  • Interest in professional development in the field of epidemiology field.
  • Proactive attitude

Bases of assessment

We stress scientific expertise when assessing applicants.

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. The position is a two-year position with possibility of prolongning


Location:
Solna

Aging Research center (ARC)

EU-grant to Davide Liborio Vetrano

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.

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 Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2466/2021
Contact
  • Davide Liborio Vetrano, Assistant professor, davide.vetrano@ki.se
  • Amaia Calderón-Larrañaga, Assistant professor, amaia.calderon.larranaga@ki.se
  • Maria Staiger, HR, 073-370 99 26
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
Published 20.May.2021
Last application date 15.Jul.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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