Karolinska Institutet, Department of NVS

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.

National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR)

Karolinska Institutet and five other Swedish universities are building a national e-infrastructure for aging research (NEAR) with the ultimate goal of facilitating aging research in Sweden, promoting international collaboration and improving the quality and impact of scientific research. Ultimately, by strengthening aging research in Sweden, NEAR will contribute to identifying sustainable intervention strategies that help achieve better health and care for the elderly. NEAR consists of 15 databases originating from longitudinal cohort studies located in different geographical areas in Sweden.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Your mission

We are looking for a highly capable data scientist to play a pivotal role in the development of the National E-Infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR). NEAR is a ground-breaking infrastructure comprising 15 databases derived from longitudinal cohort studies across various regions in Sweden, collectively encompassing over 100,000 individuals aged 50 and above. As our Database Coordinator you will be at the forefront of harmonizing and analysing these rich and diverse datasets.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with researchers, data providers, and local database administrators to facilitate seamless data flow for processing, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Employ advanced data management and statistical techniques to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the NEAR databases.
  • Handle data manipulation tasks such as editing, transforming, loading, and extracting data to support research objectives.
  • Devise and implement statistical strategies to harmonize disparate datasets and extract meaningful insights.

This is a temporary employment of one year.

Your profile

We are looking for someone with the required background and capability to work in a cross-disciplinary team. This person needs to be independent and able to take initiative as well as to find solutions. The applicant must also possess good organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication abilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • At a minimum, a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. statistics).
  • Work experience in data analysis or related fields (e.g. as a database manager, statistician, or data scientist).
  • Proficiency in statistical and programming languages (e.g., R, Stata, SQL).
  • Experience with database languages (e.g., SQL).
  • Experience working with tools for the secure handling of sensitive information (i.e. encryption).
  • A passion for aging research and a commitment to advancing scientific knowledge in this field.

Advantageous Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience with Bash to do server maintenance of the NEAR metadata platform
  • Experience with WordPress and/or HTML to maintain the NEAR website

Join us in driving innovation and discovery in aging research. Apply now to be part of the NEAR team and contribute to a transformative initiative with far-reaching implications for public health and well-being.

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. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna

Information about ARC

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Welcome to apply at the latest 15th of May 2024.

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish

  • A complete CV including degree date and degree title
  • A personal letter including a summary of current work (no more than one page)

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse / according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1754/2024
  • Debora Rizzuto, Senior forskare, debora.rizzuto@ki.se
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR-partner, amanda.nyberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
Published 29.Apr.2024
Last application date 15.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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