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.

The division of Clinical Geriatrics conducts research focusing on cognitive impairment, dementia, and other aging related disorders, and education, among other medical graduates. The research is multifaceted and is in close collaboration with leading institutions and clinics worldwide. The research is clinically oriented with an emphasis on diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Some focus areas include lifestyle factors, prevention and treatment studies, imaging methods, and registry studies.

Research group and project
The SveDem group conducts registry research using the Swedish Dementia Registry (with over 70000 patients) and other registries merged to SveDem. For this particular project SveDem is merged with the Swedish Stroke Registry (Riksstroke) to determine how management of stroke is different in patients with dementia. We aim to establish whether certain rehabilitation interventions lead to better functional outcomes in these patients. We also aim to determine whether certain medications, including cholinesterase inhibitors and medications used for cardiovascular prevention, impact the rate of cognitive decline in patients with dementia, using cognitive follow-ups from SveDem.

The postdoctoral fellow will independently perform research with the objectives named above: this will include independent management of large datasets, performing statistical analysis at an advanced level, article writing and driving research results through all stages of peer review until successful publication. Divulging results through participation in scientific congresses is also expected. Additionally, the postdoc is expected to collaborate and communicate with other members of the SveDem group, write and obtain ethics approvals, coordinate registry merging with the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare, provide statistical support for different projects in our group and receive training in clinical aspects and the SveDem cohort.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible to be appointed postdoc if she or he has been awarded a doctoral degree within the last 7 years.
The candidate should have a background and skills in medicine or other clinical profession, public health, epidemiology, or biostatistics research and have his/her PhD in quantitative sciences, preferably within the research field of aging. Good programming skills (SPSS and either SAS and/or Stata) are highly desirable. Documented skills in development and application of novel methods would be an advantage. Previous experience with statistical mixed models is of particular interest.
Excellent English writing skills and the ability and willingness to collaborate in a team are, of course, required. Knowledge of Swedish is a merit.

Bases of assessment
We stress scientific expertise, statistical and collaborative competence when assessing applicants

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defense, 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)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  5. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a 1-page study plan with the methodology for a specific imaginary study. Instructions will be provided to those shortlisted. This section is not required for initial submission.

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 100
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1434/2018
  • Maria Eriksdotter, professor, maria.eriksdotter@ki.se
  • Sara Garcia-Pracek, MD, PhD, , Sara.garcia-ptacek@ki.se
  • Maria Axelsson, personalhandläggare, maria.axelsson.1@ki.se
Union representative
  • Carina Dahlin, OFR , 08-524 836 92
  • Agneta Öhlen, SACO, 08-524 837 53, Agneta.Ohlen@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 12.Mar.2018
Last application date 26.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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