Postdoc Researcher Position in Karolinska Institutet Sweden

Senior Research Specialist in experimental neurogeriatrics – Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2022


The senior research specialist will drive a research line on preclinical models of aging and Alzheimer’s disease at the Division of Neurogeriatrics at Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, 2022

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General Info

Position: Senior Research Specialist
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Division of Neurogeriatric

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be eligible for employment as a Senior Research Specialist, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated good level of research expertise with significant scientific production. The applicant must also have demonstrated a good scientific independence to which their own contribution has been significant and a research plan of high quality with clear potential for the future.

The applicant needs to have good communicative and cooperation capabilities, since it involves supervision of PhD students, scientific collaborations and to be part of the PI group at the Division. Excellent ability to speak and write in English is a requirement and to have published as an independent scientist in several peer review articles as first and at least one as last author. The applicant should have deep knowledge, extensive experience and practical skills in research animal work including animal behavior assessing cognition and memory.

The applicant shall have a strong track record in preclinical research within the neuroscience field especially Alzheimer’s    disease with excellent skills in behavioral assessment of rodent models with a focus on memory and cognition.

Assessment criteria

For employment as Senior Research Specialist at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Rules regarding other positions than teaching positions are applied in relation to the established profile of employment.

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Scientific original publications, their quality and quantity, with special consideration on publications after the doctoral education.
  • Scientific independent ability demonstrated through leading and senior authorships.
  • Presentations and scientific assignments at international congresses.
  • Research grants received in regional, national and international competition.
  • National and international research collaborations.
  • Research responsibility as supervisor for degree project on advanced level, doctoral student and postdoc.
  • Research experience from a research group other than where the doctoral education was conducted.
  • Development of one's own research profile within the subject area.
  • Plan for future research based on current science

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Documented experience in forms of scientific original publications from previous research in neurodegenerative diseases/neuroscience and working with mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease is a merit.
  • Reviewer and evaluator of the scientific work of others.
  • Review articles and other scientific publications.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The candidate will lead, plan and coordinate a preclinical research line focusing on risk factors and treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. The candidate will use in vitro models as well as novel mouse models for specific risk factors such as cholesterol in relation to Alzheimer pathologies. Moreover, the candidate will study the involvement of sex hormones and the effects of existing pharmacological compounds related to risk factors to understand molecular mechanisms of AD pathology and progression at different ages and between sexes.

The candidate will be involved in teaching, supervision of PhD students, research grant applications, disseminate research results in peer review publications and at conferences and participate in national and international collaborations.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-2390/2022

Application Procedure

We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

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A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

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