Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för biovetenskaper och näringslära, Löf (MLÖ)

The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including bioorganic chemistry, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, cellular virology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 300 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in the new biomedical research building Neo, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Research group
The research group of Associate professor Marie Löf studies early-life factors important for the establishment of childhood obesity with special emphasis on physical activity. Another area of research concerns development and evaluation of methodology important for nutritional assessments. This work includes methodology to assess intake of foods and energy, physical activity and body composition. Recently this interest has primarily focused on the possibilities of using telecommunication technologies, such as mobile phones, to improve dietary and physical activity assessments in different populations. Current studies include several mHealth (mobile phone based) interventions aiming to improve dietary habits and physical activity in children as well as in adults including pregnant women.

The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for planning and organizing the data collection in a randomized controlled mHealth trial in pregnant women. The successful candidate will also aid with developing the interventional content. Furthermore, the postdoctoral student will independently analyze data, write scientific articles as well as supervise PhD.

For this position a solid background in nutrition or similar is required. The candidate should have excellent communication skills. Fluent knowledge of Swedish and English, both writing and speaking is required. The ability to work with pregnant women and their infants is essential in this project and thus previous experiences of large data collection in pregnant women and infants represents a great merit. Previous work with mHealth, nutrition and physical activity, as shown by scientific publications, represent another important merit. Additionally, previous post doc period is a merit. Other merits are experiences of body composition measures in pregnancy and infancy using air-displacement plethysmography and documented courses in statistics. We are looking for a student who can work independently and at the same time be a good team player and has good organizational skills. Data collection will be conducted in Linköping, thus it is essential that the candidate work several days a week in Linköping to supervise the measurement there.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. The term can be extended under special circumstances.

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 MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2099/2017
  • Marie Löf, Associate Professor, +46-8-524 810 95
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of Administration, +46-8-524 835 49
Union representative
  • Joseph Rafter, SACO, +46-8 - 524 83 545
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-524 840 80
  • Birgitta Lindqvist, OFR, +46-8-524 810 28
Published 21.Apr.2017
Last application date 12.May.2017 11:59 PM CET

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