Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Clinical Geriatric

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 450 employees and a revenue 2018 of 490 million SEK. It comprises seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

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 Theme ageing at Karolinska University Hospital.

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Research group

A postdoctoral position (scholarship) is now open in the research group of Professor Eric Westman which is localized within the Division of Clinical Geriatrics in the Neo building at KI Campus Huddinge. The focus of the research group has long been on different imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) and its applications in neurodegenerative disorders. The postdoc will participate in many different projects related to healthy ageing and dementia, always with as strong focus on neuroimaging and cognition.

Duties

A major task for the applicant will be to contribute to the ongoing research activities at the division of clinical geriatrics, conceptually as well as methodologically. In particular, the person is expected to take an active role in our imaging work, applying and developing advanced automated imaging methods. Further, there are possibilities to initiate individual research projects, based on the person´s interests.

The successful candidate should show a high level of responsibility and independency, be able to collaborate with others in a team and be willing to supervise students. Moreover, the candidate is expected to have broad knowledge and expertise in aging research and dementia, image analysis as well as manuscript writing.

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.

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 seek for a person with experience in the field of neuroimaging in healthy aging and/or Alzheimer’s disease research. The candidate should be able to conduct advanced image data processing/analysis (Freesurfer, SPM and FSL). Previous experience working with machine learning and advanced statistical methods is important. Experience with both healthy elderly and Alzheimer’s disease patients are highly valued. Social and collaborative skills are very important since the applicant will be working with other members of the research team and collaborators.

Location: Flemingsberg

Type of scholarship

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.

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.

Welcome to apply at the latest 2021-03-10.

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Type of employment Postdoctoral scholarship
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-649/2021
Contact
  • Eric Westman, Head of Division, 08-524 83 540
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR-partner, 08-524 86 812
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
Published 17.Feb.2021
Last application date 10.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET

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