Assistant professor in geriatric epidemiology

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The Department of Neurobiology Care Sciences and Society comprises 11 divisions and has about 500 employees. The NVS-department is located at KI Campus-Huddinge. The Department is responsible for education at basic and advanced levels, research education and clinical and experimental research within the different areas represented by the divisions.

The position of assistant professor is announced by the Aging Research Center (ARC), a center for interdisciplinary scientific research on health in aging that is grounded in collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University. The research group includes senior researchers, postdocs, doctoral students, and guest researchers. Unique Swedish resources ‒ such as several large prospective studies, nationwide research registries, record linkage capabilities, and access to clinical data and biological material ‒ are available at the center.

Most of the scientific activities are based on the ongoing population-based Swedish National Study on Aging and Care-Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), which includes people 60+ years who are followed up at regular intervals. The protocol includes extensive assessment of social, medical, biological, and genetic factors as well as a comprehensive cognitive battery. Further information is available at

Together with gerontologists and clinical researchers, the candidate will work toward the major goal of identifying mechanisms that regulate aging changes, age-associated health decline, and longevity. The focus will be on the complex connections between these traits. The task includes designing her/his own research lines using data from the available databases, carrying out studies, supervising PhD students, and contributing to the expansion of the center.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible to be appointed Assistant professor if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence. The persons appointed should primarily be the ones who have been granted a Degree of Doctor or have reached the corresponding competence no more than seven years before the end of the application period.

The successful candidate is expected to be an independent researcher who formulates and tests her/his own research hypotheses. She/he should have extensive hands-on experience in using and interpreting longitudinal data (including genetic data) and be fluent in the statistical languages (i.e., Stata and R). Good programming skills are an advantage. The applicant should have a track record of successful funding applications. Teaching experience in geriatric epidemiology is desirable. Finally, the candidate should provide documentation of collaborative skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, skills and abilities necessary to contribute to the innovative climate in the group.

Bases of assessment
We stress scientific expertise when assessing applicants.

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

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

An Assistant professor position is a fixed-term position. The first employment should be two years, with a possible extension of two years after evaluation.

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