Postdoc position in neuroepidemiology

Karolinska Institute Stockholm
January 21, 2023
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Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for a postdoc to join our research group at the Department of medical epidemiology and biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, where we perform research on aging and age-related diseases using a variety of epidemiological and molecular epidemiological methods.

Your mission

The position focuses on a research project on Parkinson's disease (PD), which is the fastest growing neurodegenerative disease in the world. Much remains to be understood about its causes and underlying molecular pathology. The aim of our research program is to increase understanding of the etiology of PD focusing on the role of the gut-brain axis.

Using cutting-edge conventional, genetic, and molecular epidemiological designs, we will investigate an array of factors linked to the gut-brain axis, including gastrointestinal conditions, microbiome, and dietary patterns. Through methods that aid causal inference (including Mendelian randomization and family-based designs), we will not only be able to establish risk factors for PD, but also to investigate whether these are causally related to PD. Resources will combine samples from the entire Swedish population, large population-based Swedish cohorts with histopathological reports and biospecimen samples, as well as very large PD case control datasets with genetic information.

Your role includes participating in all parts of the scientific process; perform literature searches, plan studies, manage data, perform statistical analyses, and write manuscripts.

The research group of aging epidemiology is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including molecular and genetic epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, as well as twin and family studies. The group contains about 20 people - from professor to PhD- and master students - with six different PI´s collaborating on many research topics within aging. Research interests are biological aging, Parkinson's disease, dementia, polypharmacy in the old and many more.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.You should have a PhD in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics, or a related discipline.

A strong interest in neurological disease is a prerequisite and knowledge in this field is meritorious.

You should have high skills in statistical analyses and experience of analyzing both conventional epidemiological and molecular data. Expertise in statistical software programs (for example R, SAS or STATA) for data analysis is important, and experience in genetic epidemiological analyses, such as Mendelian randomization, is meritorious.

You should have high skills in scientific writing and be fluent in written and spoken English.

You should be highly motivated and have high analytical skills. You should be able to work independently, but also to collaborate well with others.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Solna


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)
  • 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
    First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
    Salary Månadslön
    Number of positions 1
    Full-time equivalent 100%
    City Solna
    County Stockholms län
    Country Sweden
    Reference number STÖD 2-5203/2022
    Union representative
    Published 01.Jan.2023
    Last application date 21.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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