Karolinska Institutet, Department of NVS

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

At Aging Research Center (ARC) we conduct research with focus on older people and aging. ARC, within the Department of NVS is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing psychology, sociology, and various branches of medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, psychiatry, geriatrics).  
Major research foci in the psychology section at ARC concern: (a) sources of individual differences in cognitive functioning among older adults; (b) the neural underpinnings of age-related differences in cognition, as assessed using structural and functional MRI; (c) PET research on the role of dopamine functions in cognitive aging; and (d) intervention research examining cognitive and brain plasticity in old age.
ARC is now opening a post doc position for two years with planned start in March 2020.

The present post is based on the Cognition, Brain, and Aging (COBRA) project, in which data collection takes place at Umeå University. COBRA examines the relationship of the neurotransmitter dopamine (DA) and other brain parameters (i.e., grey- and white matter volumes, white-matter microstructure, functional activation patterns during rest and task performance, perfusion) to cognitive performance and change in aging, with a chief focus on longitudinal trajectories of DA availability and how those map onto corresponding cognitive paths.

Your mission

A major task for candidate will be to contribute to the research activities within COBRA, conceptually as well as methodologically. In addition, there are possibilities to initiate individual research projects, based on the candidate´s interests.

Your profile

We are  looking for you who have a strong track record in terms of publications. Research experience regarding different brain imaging modalities is required. In particular, documented skills in integrating MRI data (e.g., functional connectivity, white-matter microstructure) and PET data (i.e., dopamine binding) as they relate to cognition weigh heavily in the recruitment process.
A person is eligible to be appointed as a post doc if he or she has been awarded a doctoral degree or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence. We stress research expertise when assessing applicants. We  conduct research in an multicultural environment and collaborative skills are important as well as good knowledge in English.

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, Stockholm. https://ki-su-arc.se/


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 March 25, 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 Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6073/2019
  • Lars Bäckman, Professor, lars.backman.1@ki.se
  • Johan Fritzell, Head of division, Professor, johan.fritzell@ki.se
  • Maria Axelsson, HR officer, 08-524 882 96 HR@nvs.ki.se
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 13.Dec.2019
Last application date 25.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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