Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. The Division of Clinical Geriatric ,one of 7 divisions at NVS is now posting a one year position at the Translational Molecular Imaging Lab of professor Agneta Nordberg. The lab 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. 

Your mission

The position is mainly focused on experimental research (70%) focusing on characterization and development of novel PET tracers for early detection of Alzheimer´s disease and other dementia disorders. The work includes neurochemical and immunohistochemical work with human samples including human brain tissues, CSF, plasma and cell lines. The applicant will in addition to research in the lab but  also help the main PI in the preparation of grant applications and manuscripts. The applicant should have experience in carrying out work tasks both independently and in teams.

The role (30%) is varied and includes responsibility for 
• Identification of funding opportunities and coordination of grant applications 
• Preparation of scientific reports and manuscripts
• Staffing in the form of recruitment, fees, travel and expenses 
• Organize and assist in meetings, scientific workshops and travel bookings 
• Invoicing, follow-up to financiers and development of budget proposals 
• Being a contact for various internal and external departments, collaborators and committees

Your profile

We are looking for a person who has a doctoral degree in protein biochemistry with a documented research experience in neurodegenerative disorders with a strong biochemical competence. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong drive to pursue research, be organized and structured and have an ambitious and innovative attitude. The project is translational cross-disciplinary and pursued in collaboration with several research groups. Therefore good collaborative skills are necessary. The position is focused on independent and collaborative research and requires the applicant to have an excellent record of postdoctoral training, publications, conference contributions, having obtained external research funds. Desired qualifications include:

  • Experience in of experimental research in neurodegenerative diseases with a minimum of 10 publications in the research field.
  • Very good knowledge of English both in speech and writing.
  • Documented experience in working with drug discovery and high-throughput (HT) enzymatic assays, cell cultures as well as in vitro biochemical techniques and CASA system.
  • Experience in using data analysis programs such as Origin, StatView, GraphPad Prism and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience with ELN (Electronic notebook), Chemical inventory software KLARA and lab product purchase software Agresso.
  • Great importance will be placed on personal fit and qualities.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.
Location: Flemingsberg


Welcome to apply at the latest November 18. The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system including the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • 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.
  • A complete list of publication.
  • A cover letter.

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

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5368/2019
  • Agneta Nordberg, Professor,,
  • Maria Axelsson, HR-officer, +46(8)524 882 96
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 22.Oct.2019
Last application date 18.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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