Karolinska Institutet, Deparartment of NVS, Division of Clinical geriatrics

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.

The Division of Clinical Geriatric conducts research focusing on cognitive impairment, dementia, and other aging related disorders, and education, among other medical graduates. The research is multi-faceted and is in close collaboration with leading institutions and clinics worldwide. The research is clinically oriented with an emphasis on diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Some focus areas include lifestyle factors, prevention and treatment studies, imaging methods, and registry studies. The division is now posting a one year position with possible extention.

Research group
The Translational Molecular Imaging Lab of professor Agneta Nordberg has a strong translational approach on in vivo molecular and in vitro brain imaging technique with aim is to characterize the complex pathophysiological features of neurodegenerative diseases, with a strong focus on Alzheimer disease but also other neurodegenerative proteinopathies. Our aims  are to develop new early diagnostic markers and new drug targets for early intervention in disease process of neurodegenerative disorders. The lab is located in the Neo building at KI Campus Flemingsberg close to the Karolinska University Hospital, Theme Aging, the Aging Brain.

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with interest to participate in multi-tracer  PET in vivo PET studies measuring different pathological markers including beta amyloid and tau deposition, astrocytosis, combined with cognitive tests, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers and MRI. The applicant is expected to take an active role in applying advanced imaging methods for processing and evaluating imaging data. There are also possibilities to initiate individual research projects, based on the person´s interests. The environment provides excellent post-doctoral training in an international working environment, national and international collaborations, and possibilities to publish in high impact journals. 

Entry requirements
We seek for a person with experience in the field of brain neuroimaging. The candidate should be able to conduct advanced image data processing/analysis (Freesurfer, SPM and FSL) and have statistical knowledge. Experience within Alzheimer´s disease or other neurodegenerative diseases including clinical or neuropsycholological experience  is highly appreciated. Social and collaborative skills are very important since the applicant will be working with other members of the research team and collaborators.

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

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Name and contact information to reference persons

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours Full time
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3095/2019
  • Agneta Nordberg, +46 70-5107685
  • Maria Axelsson, 08-524 882 96
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 20.May.2019
Last application date 14.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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