NEAR is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to conduct work on epidemiological research on depression in relation to neurodegenerative disorders in older adults. The postdoc researcher will spend her or his time at KI and GU carrying out a project concerning the complex interrelations between psychiatric- and neurodegenerative disorders. The postdoc researcher will be working with NEAR data harmonization for variables related to the project.
The applicant should have a PhD in Medicine and have good knowledge of depression in late life. A Master of science in Public Health is preferred. Experience of working with data collection and logistics within population-based epidemiological studies, data cleaning, quality controls and work of improvements in databases is also necessary. Experience of previous research in epidemiology, aging or mental illness is a merit. Experience in quantitative methods is also a merit. Scientific productivity (in terms of published articles) and documented ability to apply for and get funding, are further merits. Great emphasis will be placed on collaborative ability, ability to work independently and personal suitability. We stress research expertise when assessing applicants.
In the beginning of November, NEAR was on site in Indianapolis when the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) took place. GSA is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. Several NEAR representatives were present and held a symposium to present the […]
From the 1st of November we are happy to welcome Maria Wahlberg as a Database Coordinator in the NEAR team. Maria has a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Linköpings Universtitet. She has worked as Data manager for the Kungsholmen Project since 1997 when she began her carrier at Karolinska Institutet. Since the start […]
On 18-19 October, 60 persons from 12 different universities gathered at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm for NEAR’s annual workshop. Focus for this year’s workshop was collaboration, with purpose to create more opportunities to work together, learn more about other infrastructures work, and what we can learn from each other. The workshop was chaired by Debora […]