Karolinska Institutet, Department of NVS Division of Clinical Geriatrics

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.

Division and research group
The research at the division of Clinical geriatrics is multi-dimensional, mainly focused on neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer’s disease, and is strongly oriented towards translating findings from basic research into clinical practice. The research group is located at NEO, Karolinska Institutet, Flemingsberg campus. The research is aimed at deciphering the pathophysiological role of Aβ in AD-associated cholinergic dysfunction and design as well as development of the novel in vivo PET tracers for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's and other dementia disorders.

We use a mixed approach of in silico studies and High-throughput enzymatic assays to identify novel drug targets that can be further developed as lead compounds for pre-clinical and clinical studies. In addition, we work with human samples such as brain homogenate, CSF and plasma and use different kinds of biochemistry techniques for protein-protein and protein-ligand interaction studies and CASA system for functional assays. As we are planning to expand our research focus, we are looking for a highly competent senior research coordinator for our research group from 1 January 2019 for a one year position.     

The position is mainly focused on research (70%). The position involves expanding the group’s research focus to other neurodegenerative diseases as well as cancer. The applicant will conduct research in the lab and 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 coordinating 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

Entry requirements
We are looking for a person who has a doctoral degree in protein biochemistry with a focus on neurodegenerative disorders. 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 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

  • Experience of academic leadership with a minimum of 10 publications out of which more than 6 should be first author publications and at least one corresponding author publication.
  • Very good knowledge of English both in speech and writing.
  • Documented experience working in a multicultural collaborative environment.
  • Experience in teaching and mentoring of students.
  • Documented experience in working with drug discovery and high-throughput (HT) enzymatic assays as well as in vitro biochemical techniques and CASA system.
  • Experience in using data analysis programs such as Origin, Prism, StatView, GraphPad and Microsoft Office.

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)

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 Full time
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6693/2018
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, Senior Researcher, 08-585 836 12, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
  • Maria Axelsson, HR officer, 08-524 882 96
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65, carina.eklund@ki.se
  • Agneta Öhlen, SACO, 08-524 837 53, Agneta.Ohlen@ki.se
Published 28.Nov.2018
Last application date 19.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

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