Karolinska Institutet, Department of NVS, Aging Research Center, ARC

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 520 employees and a revenue 2022 of 518 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.

ARC is a center for interdisciplinary scientific research on health in aging that is grounded in collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University. The research group includes senior researchers, postdocs, doctoral students, and guest researchers, and it provides a vibrant and stimulating working atmosphere. The available position is for one year.

Together with gerontologists, epidemiologists, and clinical researchers, the candidate will contribute to an ongoing project aimed at investigating the relationship of multimorbidity and functional status – including frailty – and its biological/clinical determinants in older people. The selected postdoc will be involved in all parts of the research process, ranging from generating research ideas, and application of novel methods in real-studies. Production of manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, and other forms of dissemination will be central activities. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to contribute with her/his expertise to other projects carried out within the research group. The candidate will also be engaged in writing applications for funding. Finally, teaching at first- and second-cycle level at Karolinska Institutet will also be among the working tasks.

Entry requirements
The candidate should be a medical doctor with clinical with a PhD in the field of geriatrics and gerontology. Good programming skills (SAS/Stata/R) will be highly desirable. Documented skills in development and application of novel methods would be an advantage.
The applicant should have extensive hands-on experience in using and interpreting longitudinal/population-based data and register data. Excellent collaborative, communication and writing skills are needed. Very good English skills in speaking and writing are an absolute requirement for the position. Knowledge of Swedish will be positively evaluated.

Bases of assessment
We stress scientific expertise when assessing applicants.

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

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, 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. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  5. Verification from the thesis defense committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defense is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)
  6. Contact details for two reference persons
  7. A summary of long term research interests and goals for the future (no more than two pages)

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

A postdoc position is a fixed-term position. The first term of employment is two years, and an extension of two years is possible after evaluation.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4085/2019
  • Debora Rizzuto, Debora.Rizzuto@ki.se
  • Laura Fratiglioni, Laura.Fratiglioni@ki.se
  • Maria Axelsson, +46 8-524 882 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 06.Aug.2019
Last application date 22.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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