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.
Aging Research Center (ARC), a division within NVS, is located at KI Campus
Solna, Stockholm. It is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing
medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, psychiatry, geriatrics), psychology
(e.g., cognition, structural, functional, and molecular brain imaging), and
social gerontology (e.g., sociology, public health, social epidemiology,
social work). The center has around 75 employees, it has a strong focus on
research with unique research resources, such as large-scale longitudinal
studies and nationwide registries.
Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the
largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing
our knowledge of the aetiology of various diseases. The department consists of
researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database
administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff.
The department is situated at Campus Solna.
The postdoc researcher will investigate the gene-environment interplay in old
adults. Specifically, longitudinal analyses will be conducted to understand
how interventions from drug therapy interact with individual aging
trajectories as assessed by different biomarkers of aging. Data will be
acquired within the longitudinal population studies of older adults included
in the National E-Infrastructure on Aging Research (NEAR). NEAR consists of
15 databases derived from longitudinal cohort studies located in different
geographical areas in Sweden. The databases participating in NEAR include more
than 180,000 people over age 50. The post-doc researcher will spend her or his
time at ARC and MEB. The post-doc researcher will mainly be working with NEAR
data harmonization for the variables related to the project, and will be
responsible for project planning, data preparation (together with database
managers within NEAR), and data analysis.
This is a full time temporary position for 2 years.
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate
or has equivalent scientific competence. 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) date
of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor,
director or equivalent.
Bases of assessment
The applicant should have:
A doctoral degree related to epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology, or aging.
A formal education in epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology, public health
or a closely related field.
A strong research background in aging, pharmaco-epidemiology, epidemiology
Experience with methods in biostatistics and epidemiological research.
Experience with registry-based data and/or genetic data.
Excellent data management skills in R, SAS and/or Stata. Unix programming
skills are meriting.
Excellent communication and writing skills in English.
We stress research expertise when assessing applicants. In addition, great
emphasis will be placed on collaborative ability, ability to work
independently, and personal suitability.
What do we offer?
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
better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical
research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to
several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension.
Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements
for medical care.
ARC - Aging Research Center
MEB - Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or
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 2021-09-17.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
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