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The Division of Neurogeriatrics
The division of neurogeriatrics is located both at Campus Solna and Campus Flemingsberg. The research is focused on translational research in neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer disease. The Health Economics unit is one of the research groups located at KI BioClinicum in Solna.

The Project and the Research Group
ADDITION, a multinational research project led by Karolinska Institutet, aims to develop an individualized prognosis and cost-effectiveness model of Alzheimer disease. This model will support both clinical decision-making and care planning at the individual level, as well as resource allocation and cost-effectiveness assessments at the macro level. The model will be developed by integrating data from existing disease registries and cohorts in five EU countries with de-novo collection of data on patient outcomes including quality of life using a combination of statistical and machine learning methods to simulate individual patient trajectories across the full duration of disease. Currently the group has seven members including senior scientists, postdoctors and graduate students with a broad interdisciplinary background. We now want to expand the group with a postdoctor position for two years with possibilty of extension.

Your mission
You will, together with senior scientists at KI and other consortium members, lead the development of a novel health economic simulation model based on the integrated databases in the ADDITION project. You are expected to have a strong drive to pursue registry-based research, and an ambitious and innovative attitude. The projects are pursued in collaboration with several research groups, and good collaborative skills are necessary.

Your profile
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate. For this position the doctorate should be in health economics, epidemiology or similar topic.
You should have good knowledge and experience from development of health economic models. Good ability to speak and write English is also a requirement. Experience from neurodegenerative diseases is a merit.

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: Solna

Further information
Please contact Dr Linus Jönsson ( at the Division of Neurogeriatrics, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet for further information.


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

  • A complete resumé, 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)

Welcome to apply at the latest January 7 2020.

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

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5715/2019
  • Linus Jönsson,
  • Ulla Cronfalk-Hernlund, Head of Administration,
  • Maria Staiger, HR Officer,
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 10.Feb.2020
Last application date 24.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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