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.

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 better health for all?

At the division of Neurogeriatrics we investigate neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease from different perspectives, emphasizing the integration of basic neuroscience research with clinical, health economics and outcomes research. Rapid progress in this area of research has led to the discovery of new methods for early detection, diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. These new technologies are in the process of being introduced in routine care, and health economic evaluation is a critical step of ensuring their appropriate use

The Health Economic Research Group (HERG) develops and applies tools and methods to estimate the value of medical innovations, including e.g. new diagnostic tests, prevention strategies, digital solutions and disease-modifying drugs for Alzheimer’s Disease. Our research helps determine how these innovations are best used to improve health and provide value for patients, caregivers and society as a whole. In this work we leverage data sources such as health care databases, registries, population-based studies, research cohorts, surveys and clinical trials. We are a multidisciplinary team including health economists, statisticians, physicians, epidemiologists that collaborates extensively with research groups nationally, internationally as well as within Karolinska Institutet. We are searching for a postdoctoral researcher for a temporary employment of two years.

Your mission

You will be involved in all aspects of research conducted in the HERG including modelling studies, retrospective database analyses and prospective observational studies. This includes formulating hypotheses and research questions, writing grant proposals, study protocols, and analysis plans, conducting data analyses, writing reports and manuscripts, participating in publication processes and communicating results at scientific conferences. You will participate in national and international research consortia collaborating with leading research groups and innovative companies. Supervision of doctoral student(s) is also an integral part of the work.

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.

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 successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in health economics, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, ageing research or a closely related field with documented experience in health economics and outcomes research. Strong experience with registry-based research and statistical methods for observational data analysis is required. Data management and analysis using e.g. STATA, SAS or R, and experience with prediction modeling is meritorious. Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. The work requires close collaboration with others, which is why flexibility and good communication skills are of great importance. A high degree of accuracy and independence is also important for the position. Experience from neurodegenerative disorders is meriting.

BioClinicum, 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 August 1st 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 according to agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2392/2023
  • Johanna Lundblad, 08-52486835
  • Linus Jönsson, 08-52400000
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
Published 08.Jun.2023
Last application date 01.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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