Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Neurogeriatric

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 540 employees and a revenue 2023 of 530 million SEK. It comprises seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

The Division of Neurogeriatrics consists of about 65 employees. The division conducts experimental and translational research related primarily to Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, but also more general molecular mechanisms with biomedical relevance are studied. The division is mainly located in BioClinicum, KI Campus Solna, and partially in Neo, KI Campus Flemingsberg.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Our research group (PI: Maria Ankarcrona) investigates molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying mitochondrial dysfunction and neuronal cell death in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The group works in an inspiring and interactive research environment in Bioclinicum, KI-Campus Solna and has on-going collaborative projects with national and international research groups

Your mission

The postdoctoral position will include involvement in projects regarding mitochondrial functions and endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondria interplay in neurodegenerative disorders. The postdoc will be involved in all parts of the projects ranging from planning and performing experimental work to project and data management, and dissemination of results.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in Medical Sciences or Health Sciences. The candidate is expected to have a background in neurobiology and neurodegeneration with good knowledge of the nervous system at the cellular and molecular level. The candidate should have experience with biochemical and cell biological methods detecting for example mitochondrial functions and inflammation as well as primary cell cultures and animal work. That includes previous knowledge on microscopy, protein and gene expression analysis. Proven interest on exploring targets for therapeutic intervention will be highly recommended. Applicants must be able to work independently, take own initiatives, have good collaborative skills, be socially competent and be fluent in written and spoken English.

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. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

The emplyoment is a fixed-term two year contract 


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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 22th of March 2023 

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

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment enligt överenskommelse / according to agreement
Salary månadslön/ Montly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-570/2023
  • Maria Ankarcrona, Professor & Foskargruppsledare, 08-52483577
  • Elin Danielsson, HR-partner , 0700026095
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
Published 08.Feb.2023
Last application date 22.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CET

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