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2 Senior Lecturers Job in experimental Neurogeriatrics at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden 2022


2 Senior Lecturers Job in experimental Neurogeriatrics is available for doctoral degree candidates in neuroscience, neurobiology at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences, and Society, Karolinska Institute, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior lecturer
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS)

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be eligible for employment as a senior lecturer, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the person must have demonstrated research and teaching expertise, as well as management, development and collaborative skills (See the instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet).

Experience in basic and translaional research and with extensive research in the subject area of neurodegenerative diseases and with experience of coordinating and leading. Experience in teaching and supervision in the field, as well as extensive international publications.

Assessment criteria

The Senior Lectureship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: scientific expertise (3), pedagogical expertise (2), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2).

For employment as Senior Lecturer at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure 3.2.1 are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Experience in planning, conducting, and publishing mechanistic studies using relevant cell- and animal models with the aim to increase knowledge of the underlying causes of neurodegenerative diseases.

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Experience of course management in doctoral education and collaborations with the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experiences in academic management and international collaborations

The applicant shall also have completed 10 weeks of courses on teaching in higher education (or have equivalent competence), as indicated in the recommendations of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institution. If the person appointed for the position is lacking such education at the time of the employment, the appointee must undergo such education during the first two years of employment.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the candidates, Karolinska Institutet will judge which of the candidates that have the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Description of the subject area

Experimental neuroscience with focus on neurodegenerative disorders.

Your mission

The positions are affiliated to the Division of Neurogeriatric, which has of about 65 employees. The division conducts experimental and translational research related primarily to neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia and spinal cord injury. The division has a strong focus on the integration of basic molecular neuroscience research with translational and clinical research. Research areas include metabolism of the amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) and other misfolded protein aggregates, mitochondrial dysfunction, electrophysiology, neuroinflammation, neurovascular biology, biomarkers, as well as genetic and environmental risk factors. The division is mainly located at KI Campus Solna in Bio Clinicum but also has a small group at KI Campus Flemingsberg in Neo.

We are looking for highly qualified researchers with strong commitments to initiate, lead and develop research in the division of neurogeriatrics, both conceptually and methodologically. The position as senior lecturer also includes supervision of bachelor's and master's students, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in projects in neurodegeneration and dementia, as well as teaching at the undergraduate, advanced and doctoral level in the subject area.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-4488/2021

Application Procedure

Your application must contain the following documents in English: a cover letter as well as a résumé and a qualifications portfolio including a description of your research plan, both presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s template ( You may change or add to your application at any time up to and including the application deadline date. After the deadline, the process closes, and no amendment or addition can be made to your application.The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers, most often both national and international. For that reason, all the submitted documents should be written in English.The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

About the Department/Section/Group

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. Now we are looking for you who want to be part of and contribute to our department.

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

Division of Neurogeriatrics

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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.

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