Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle

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.

Aging Research Center (ARC; http://ki-su-arc.se/) is one of the divisions at the NVS Department, but is located close to KI Campus-Nord in Stockholm. The Aging Research Center is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing psychology, sociology, and various branches of medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, and psychiatry). In the psychology sector of the center, we chart the brain correlates of cognitive aging and seek to understand how genetic factors and experience shape development of brain and cognition in adulthood and old age. We approach these research questions with small-scale neuroimaging studies, larger-scale intervention (e.g., training) studies, and large-scale population-based longitudinal studies. Typical methods include psychometric measurements, experimental methods from cognitive psychology, functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET).

The research assistant will be a member of a team conducting longitudinal studies, including a randomized double blind clinical trial targeting healthy elderly population. The duties will span from administration of computerized cognitive tasks, personality inventories, evaluation of creativity to assistance in Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanning sessions  (instructing, task administration, data collection). The work also includes recruitment of participants, scheduling, designing of information sheets, and giving participants oral and written information about the studies.

Entry requirements
The candidate must possess strong social skills, be thorough, independent, and efficient, be a proficient communicator in Swedish and English, be aware that it at times is a high workload at peak activity in our studies, and enjoy working in an international and dynamic team.

It is difficult to predict all tasks that may emerge, so that the candidate must enjoy acquiring new skills and knowledge. Experience with project management, data collection in psychological studies, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging studies will be valued, and so will undergraduate education in psychology or neuroscience, but personal characteristics suitable for a work setting characterized by highly variable tasks will be crucial.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish: Curriculum vitae, personal letter, and references.

The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3745/2016
  • Martin Lövdén, Professor,, Martin.Lovden@ki.se, +46 8 690 5879
Union representative
  • Mathilde Hedlund Lindberg, SACO, 08-524 839 21, mathilde.hedlund-lindberg@ki.se
  • Carina Dahlin, OFR , 08-524 836 92
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 07.Oct.2016
Last application date 28.Oct.2016 11:59 PM CET

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