Postdoc Researcher Position in Karolinska Institutet Sweden

Postdoctoral studies in Neuroimaging (scholarship) – Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2022


A postdoctoral position (scholarship) is now open in the Brain Connectomics Lab led by Principal Researcher and Associate Professor Joana B. Pereira at Division of Clinical Geriatric, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of NVS, Division of Clinical Geriatrics

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden


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Qualification Details

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.

A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The candidate is expected to be highly motivated, independent and have good communication skills. He/she will collaborate with other group members, contribute to ongoing projects, supervise students, propose new ideas and be able to complete research projects and write manuscripts of high scientific quality.

The Postdoctoral studies will be performed for 1 year, with possible extension for an additional year.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualities: 1) A PhD in neuroimaging, medicine, computational science, neuropsychology, statistics, physics or a related field; 2) Experience in statistical techniques, programming, and scripting; 3) Experience with structural MRI, DTI, fMRI and/or PET imaging analyses; 4) Clinical or research experience with aging and/or neurodegenerative disorders, particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases; 5) Excellent academic record with scientific publications in world-class journals.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-1378/2022

Application Procedure

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

  • 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
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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. The Department has approximately 520 employees and a revenue 2021 of 483 million SEK. It comprises seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

The Division of Clinical Geriatric, with over 100 employed and affiliated researchers are located both in Neo, Campus Flemingsberg and in the Q-building in Solna. We conduct research focusing on cognitive impairment, dementia, and other aging related disorders, and education, among other medical graduates. Our research is multi-faceted and is in close collaboration with leading institutions and clinics worldwide. The research is clinically oriented with an emphasis on diagnosis, prevention and treatment. The division has a close cooperation with the Medical Unit Aging within Theme Inflammation and Aging at Karolinska University Hospital.

A postdoctoral position (scholarship) is now open in the Brain Connectomics Lab led by Principal Researcher and Associate Professor Joana B. Pereira, which consists of 3 PhD students and 2 Postdocs working at Karolinska Institute (Campus Fleminsberg) and Gothenburg University in Sweden. Our research is focused on developing new brain connectivity measures derived from structural MRI, functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging in patients with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Our current projects are based on the assessment of brain connectivity and network topology in different stages of these disorders as well as their relationship with clinical measures. We also work with analyses of spatial patterns derived from amyloid and tau positron emission tomography as well as cerebrospinal fluid and plasma biomarkers and different machine learning approaches. Postdoctoral fellows will have the opportunity to develop new skills, analyze large datasets, apply for grants and develop a wide network of collaborations.

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Note or Other details

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

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Contact details

  • Joana Pereira, PI/Associate Professor, 070-9966186
  • Sofia Fridén, HR-partner, 08-52488296

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