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.

At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, research in large areas, from molecule to human, is conducted. The Institute has five departments: pharmacology, physiology, health and rehabilitation, clinical neuroscience and psychiatry and neurochemistry. The unit carries out world-leading epidemiological research in late life health. The unit also manages the Centre for Aging and Health - AgeCap, a national FORTE centre, which is part of the University of Gothenburg's initiative UGOT Challenge. The studies conducted at the unit include a wide possibility of using different methods from social and psychological factors to biomarkers and genetics.

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

Your mission

The postdoc researcher will conduct epidemiological research on depression in relation to neurodegenerative disorders in the longitudinal population studies of older adults included in the National E-Infrastructure on Aging Research (NEAR). NEAR consists of 15 databases derived from longitudinal cohort studies located in different geographical areas in Sweden. The databases participating in NEAR include more than 180,000 people over age 50.

The postdoc researcher will spend her or his time at KI and GU carrying out a project concerning the complex interrelations between psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. The postdoc researcher will be working with NEAR data harmonization for variables related to the project. Specific aims will be established accordingly.

This is a temporary position for two years.

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. The applicant should preferably not have doctoral degree older than 3 years.

The applicant should have a PhD in Medicine.

Bases of assessment

The applicant should have a good knowledge of depression in late life. A master of science in Public Health is preferred. Experience of working with data collection and logistics within population-based epidemiological studies, data cleaning, quality controls and work of improvements in databases is also necessary. Experience of previous research in epidemiology, aging or mental illness is a merit. Experience in quantitative methods is also a merit. Scientific productivity (in terms of published articles) and documented ability to apply for and get funding, are further merits. Great emphasis will be placed on collaborative ability, ability to work independently and personal suitability. We stress research 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.


Location:
KI – Solna Campus and the University of Gothenburg


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ARC - Aging Research Center 

Neuropsychiatric Epidemiology | University of Gothenburg (gu.se)

 

 

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 2021-06-25.

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
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2758/2021
Contact
  • Debora Rizzuto, debora.rizzuto@ki.se
  • Amanda Nyberg, 08-52486812
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
Published 04.Jun.2021
Last application date 25.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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