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.

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

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

The Researcher will contribute to the ongoing activities at ARC by carrying out research in the field of dementia prevention, and more specifically on the theme “Resilience in dementia and aging”. A major task for the successful applicant will be developing new projects and acquiring external grants within this research frame. The position also involves a high level of engagement in education, including teaching and supervising doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a Principal Researcher, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated research expertise. The applicant must also be a Research Leader and have established their own line of research. The applicant should furthermore have shown documented, high-quality scientific production, particularly in the last six years and have the potential to energetically drive their research forward as well as be recognized nationally and internationally. The applicant should also have obtained good, long-term and preferably external funding and have the potential to obtain further external funding.  The applicant should have shown teaching and supervision experience and demonstrated good leadership qualities.

Additional requirements:

  • Experience with quantitative research on aging.
  • Experience with research on dementia and cognition.
  • Experience with research on social inequalities in health during aging.
  • Experience with research on geriatric mental health.
  • Experience with both population-based studies and registers.
  • Training in epidemiological, demographic, and causal inferences methods.
  • Successful track record of external funding acquisition.
  • Publications in high-impact international journals.
  • Experience with doctoral and postdoctoral supervision.
  • Teaching experience at all levels of education.

Assessment criteria

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • An established track record of research in the area of dementia prevention.
  • Knowledge and prior experience in research on protective factors against dementia from a life course perspective.
  • A track record of publications in high-impact international journals and international collaborations.
  • Demonstrable experience of obtaining external funding as principal investigator.

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Prior research experience on protective factors in mental and physical health during aging.
  • Documented background in epidemiological, statistical, and demographic methods.
  • Prior experience in supervising doctoral and postdoctoral students.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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.


Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS)

Aging Research Center (ARC)


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 2021-06-25.

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers.

The application must 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
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2733/2021
  • Laura Fratiglioni, Professor, 08-690 58 18
  • Maria Staiger, HR-ansvarig, 073-370 99 26
  • Chengxuan Qiu, Senior lecturer, 08-690 58 16
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 04.Jun.2021
Last application date 25.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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