Karolinska Institutet, Department of NVS, 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 450 employees and a revenue 2017 of 470 million SEK. It comprises eight divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

Division
The position of postdoc is announced by the division of Aging Research Center (ARC), a center for interdisciplinary research in aging which is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University. ARC will be located at KI Campus Solna from May 2018 and on. The psychology sector at ARC conducts research within the field of memory, cognition and brain imaging. The research group includes senior researchers, postdocs, and doctoral students. We are now looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a two year position, starting in September 2018.

Duties
A large part of the scientific activities at ARC are based on the ongoing population-based Swedish National Study on Aging and Care-Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), which includes people 60+ years who are followed up at regular intervals. The protocol includes extensive assessment of social, medical, biological, and genetic factors as well as a comprehensive cognitive battery. Further information is available at http://www.snac-k.se/. The current post doc position will focus on predictors and trajectories of old-age cognitive decline. An important aspect will be to examine predictors of olfactory memory decline, taking advantage of the different olfaction tests repeatedly performed within SNAC-K. Over the course of the postdoctoral appointment, the candidate will plan, analyze, structure, and report on results from the current project.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible for a position as postdoctoral research fellow if he or she has obtained a PhD within the last 7 years. It is considered favorable if the candidate has knowledge within the fields of cognitive aging or olfactory cognition. Prior experience with longitudinal population-based databases and data modelling is also an advantage. Excellent collaborative, communication and writing skills are needed. Very good English skills in speaking and writing are an absolute requirement for the position. Independence and strong motivation are expected throughout the project.

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

  1. 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
  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 defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)
  6. Contact details for two reference persons
  1. 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
  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 defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

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

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2586/2018
Contact
  • Erika Jonsson Laukka, Senior Researcher, Erika.Jonsson.Laukka@ki.se
  • Maria Axelsson, HR officer, 08-524 882 96
Union representative
  • Carina Dahlin, OFR , 08-524 836 92
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Agneta Öhlen, SACO, 08-524 837 53, Agneta.Ohlen@ki.se
Published 17.May.2018
Last application date 15.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

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