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 2018 of 490 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 top quality medical research?

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of various diseases. The department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at Campus Solna.

Your mission

The postdoc researcher will investigate the gene-environment interplay in old adults. Specifically, longitudinal analyses will be conducted to understand how interventions from drug therapy interact with individual aging trajectories as assessed by different biomarkers of aging. Data will be acquired within 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 post-doc researcher will spend her or his time at ARC and MEB. The post-doc researcher will mainly be working with NEAR data harmonization for the variables related to the project, and will be responsible for project planning, data preparation (together with database managers within NEAR), and data analysis.

This is a full time temporary position for 2 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.

Bases of assessment

The applicant should have:  

A doctoral degree related to epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology, or aging.

  • A formal education in epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology, public health or a closely related field.
  • A strong research background in aging, pharmaco-epidemiology, epidemiology or related.
  • Experience with methods in biostatistics and epidemiological research.
  • Experience with registry-based data and/or genetic data.
  • Excellent data management skills in R, SAS and/or Stata. Unix programming skills are meriting.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English.

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

MEB - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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 2021-09-17.

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 Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3687/2021
Contact
  • Debora Rizzuto, Researcher, debora.rizzuto@ki.se
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR-partner, amanda.nyberg@ki.se
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 27.Aug.2021
Last application date 17.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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