Karolinska Institutet, NVS

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.

The Division of Physiotherapy has the main mission of conducting education and research in physiotherapy. Education is conducted at undergraduate, advanced and research level. The division has about 40 employees and 20 registered PhD students. The division is in an expansive phase in terms of both education and research. We now want to expand the division with a 2 year Senior Researcher position.

The Senior Researcher will be responsible for leadership of specific research projects and expected to collaborate with the research group on related projects, across the broad research area of return to health-promoting leisure time physical activity participation after musculoskeletal injury. This position requires conducting research within a biopsychosocial framework, with projects investigating the relationship between biological and psychological factors, physical function and treatment received. Specifically, the Senior Researcher will be responsible for leading a project testing the effectiveness of a custom-built smartphone application “Back in the Game” for improving return to health-promoting levels of leisure time physical activity and participation after knee injury. The Senior Researcher may also teach students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and be responsible for supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible to be appointed Senior Researcher if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence, as well as documented research after publicly defending his or her doctoral thesis corresponding to qualification as Assistant professor. 
The candidate must demonstrate extended knowledge within the research area proven by scientific publications, conference presentations and references. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Bases of assessment
We stress research expertise when assessing applicants.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English: Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). 

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

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 2-5700/2018
  • Joanna Kvist, Senior Lecturer, 0732 713077, joanna.kvist@ki.se
  • Ulla Cronfalk-Hernlund, Head of Administration, 08- 524 868 18, ulla.cronfalk-hernlund@ki.se
  • Maria Staiger, HR officer, 08- 524 837 79, maria.staiger@ki.se
Union representative
  • Agneta Öhlen, SACO, 08-524 837 53, Agneta.Ohlen@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65, carina.eklund@ki.se
Published 19.Oct.2018
Last application date 09.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

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