Postdoctoral Researcher in dementia epidemiology (SveDem)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 14 Dec 2023

2 Dec 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Karolinska Institutet (KI)
Department

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
Research Field

Medical sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Sweden
Application Deadline

14 Dec 2023 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

You will join a multidisciplinary research team of doctors, epidemiologists, statisticians, machine learning researchers and engineers working to explore dementia, detect factors to prevent dementia, slow cognitive decline in patients with dementia, ensure high quality and equal access to dementia care throughout Sweden. We work in the SveDem group (Professor Maria Eriksdotter’s research group).

Your mission

Our group conducts registry research using the Swedish Registry for Cognitive and Dementia Disease (SveDem) (with over 100 000 patients) and other registers. The aim is to identify medications which patients take for other comorbidities, which impact cognitive and functional decline and mortality in patients with dementia.

Your duties will include independent management of large datasets, data cleaning, performing statistical analysis at an advanced level, article and grant writing and driving research results through all stages of peer review until successful publication.

Additionally, you are expected to collaborate and communicate with other members of the team, obtain ethics approvals and coordinate registry merging with Swedish authorities, provide epidemiological and statistical support for different projects in our group.

We encourage you to develop your own research projects and collaborations. A successful candidate can adapt easily and collaborate with team members with different knowledge and/or academic backgrounds.

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in epidemiology and statistics. A strong background in register-based analyses, dementia, multivariate and longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, causal inference, pharmacoepidemiology, incidence and prevalence trends analysis is appreciated. Knowledge of the cholesterol metabolism is particularly relevant.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. 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) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

Requirements 

  • You should have a PhD in medical science, medicine, epidemiology, health economics, physics, computer science, econometrics, pharmacoepidemiology, mathematical statistics, statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or other relevant disciplines.
  • Excellent English writing skills and proven ability to communicate complex information clearly.
  • Data management and analysis skills (R, SAS, Stata, SPSS or similar program).

Merits 

  • Swedish language skills.
  • Experience with registry research and Swedish registries and/or causal inference with observational data.
  • A track record of successful grant applications.
  • Clinical knowledge and experience and experience in clinical trials. 
  • Knowledge of the Swedish healthcare organization.
  • Interest in developing new projects and methods.
  • Documented experience and interest in managing and working with Big Data. 
  • Knowledge of the cholesterol metabolism, hypertension and their influence on cognition.
  • Experience in dementia research or clinical experience in dementia. 

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

This is a fixed-term employment of two years with the possibility of extension.

Location: Flemingsberg

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
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Application

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

  • A complete resumé, 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)

Welcome to apply at the latest 14th of december 2023.

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

 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all


Requirements
Research Field
Medical sciences
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Karolinska Institutet (KI)
Country
Sweden
City
Huddinge

Where to apply
Website

https://ki.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:681903/type:job/where:39/apply:1

Contact
City

Huddinge
Website

https://ki.se/en/about/jobs-at-ki

STATUS: EXPIRED

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