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The postdoctoral position is for lab (experimental) based research and the postdoctoral fellow will be working with Dr. Amit Kumar in the Translational Molecular Imaging Labof Professor Agneta Nordberg which consists of multi-disciplinary team of experienced researchers and clinicians working at the forefront of translational dementia research. The research group has a translational approach using both in vitro and in vivo molecular brain imaging techniques, and our aim is to explore the complex pathophysiological features of neurodegenerative diseases, with a strong focus on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) but also other neurodegenerative disorders, (Parkinson’s disease (PD), FTD, PSP, and CBD), to develop novel diagnostic markers and drug targets for early intervention in disease pathophysiology.


The Division of Clinical Geriatric, with over 100 employed and affiliated researchers are located both in Neo, Campus Flemingsberg and in the Q-building in Solna. We conduct research focusing on cognitive impairment, dementia, and other aging related disorders, and education, among other medical graduates. Our 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. The division has a close cooperation with the Medical Unit Aging within Theme Inflammation and Aging at Karolinska University Hospital.


We are inviting applications for the position of postdoctoral researcher in translational research with a strong focus on understanding the role of different pathological hallmarks (Amyloid, Tau, astrocytes, microglia, synaptic loss, and other biomarkers) in the pathogenesis of AD and other dementia disorders. The postdoctoral fellow will be working on the project targeted at understanding the role of synaptic loss in AD and other proteinopathies with novel PET-tracer UCB-J.

The duties will involve day-to-day lab work, ordering of lab chemicals and helping other members in the group with lab organization, compilation of data and manuscripts writing for publication, participating, and presenting progress updates in internal group meetings, division’s PhD/Postdoc seminars and journal club and at national/international conferences when required. The position will be 90% research and 10% administration work.

Entry requirements

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

We are looking for someone with a PhD in Protein biochemistry/Neuroscience/translational studies with research and lab experience in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia disorders as well as hand on strong expertise in protein biochemistry, Western blot analyses including quantification (LICOR system), immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy and other biochemical techniques. The candidate should be self-motivated, with a strong interest in research, and able to work both independently as well as a good team player with excellent communication skills in English (written and verbal). The candidate should be highly organized, reliable, detail-oriented and collaborative, and with an ability to work without requiring extensive training or the need for close supervision. Experience of work in international research laboratories and good publications record is appreciated. The postdoctoral position is for 1-year initially with the very high possibility of extension considering all the criteria are fulfilled.

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

Application process

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

  • 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
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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

Application deadline 20th of june 

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First day of employment enligt överenskommelse/ According to agreement
Salary scholarship
Reference number STÖD 2-2263/2023
  • Amit Kumar, 08-52480000
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR-partner , 0737189388
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
Published 30.May.2023
Last application date 20.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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