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 540 employees and a revenue 2023 of 530 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 70 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?

Your mission

The current postdoc position will focus on biomarkers of olfactory and cognitive function in aging and dementia. You will work with data collected at a Memory clinic (n = 250) and within the population-based Swedish National Study on Aging and Care-Kungsholmen (SNAC-K, n = 2500). Available biomarkers include CSF, blood, and neuroimaging markers. The Memory clinic sample is currently cross-sectional but follow-ups are ongoing. The SNAC-K study covers repeated assessments of olfaction, cognition, and dementia across 18 years. Over the course of the postdoctoral appointment, the candidate will plan, analyze, structure, and report on results from these and other databases.

This is a temporary full-time position of 2 years with start in June 2023.

Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative person who can work both independently and as a member of a team. The candidate should have a background in psychology or cognitive neuroscience. It is considered favorable if the candidate has knowledge within the fields of cognitive aging or olfactory cognition. Prior experience with longitudinal population-based databases and advanced statistical modelling is also an advantage. Excellent collaborative, communication and scientific writing skills are needed. Very good English skills in speaking and writing are an absolute requirement for the position. Independence and strong motivation are expected throughout the project.

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.

We stress research expertise within the specified areas when assessing applicants. In addition, great emphasis will be placed on collaborative ability, ability to work independently, and personal suitability.

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.

ARC, Solna

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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 2023-04-03.

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


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1025/2023
  • Erika Jonsson Laukka, Lektor, Forskargruppsledare, erika.jonsson.laukka@ki.se
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR-partner, amanda.nyberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 09.Mar.2023
Last application date 03.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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