The core interests of the postdoc position rely on the identification of modifiable risk factors for the development of neurocognitive disorders, based on multifactorial data from the National E-Infrastructure on Aging Research (NEAR) by using deep learning and other artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. The postdoc researcher will spend her or his time at KI and Blekinge Institute of Technology. The postdoc researcher will mainly be working with NEAR data harmonization for variables related to the project. The postdoc researcher will be responsible for project planning, data preparation (together with database managers within NEAR), data analysis, and writing of scientific articles. The multidisciplinary project employs multiple machine learning and deep learning algorithms directed at solving healthcare problems.
The applicant should have a PhD in biostatistics, epidemiology, or AI/Deep Learning and good knowledge of advanced statistics in health settings. Essential skills are processing and interpreting health data in multiple forms, including big data healthcare multifactorial databases, as well as medical imaging. Experience of data collection and logistics within population-based studies, data cleaning, quality controls and work on databases is also a strength. Scientific productivity (published articles) and experience from large-scale scientific collaborations are further merits.
On September 20-22, NEAR attended and held a symposium at the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EU-GMS) 2023 in Helsinki, Finland. EU-GMS’s mission is to develop geriatric medicine in Europe as an independent specialty caring for older people with age-related diseases. Around 1700 participants from across the world met in Helsinki to discuss and present research […]
The Swedish Society of Medicine (SLS) awards SEK 150,000 annually to someone who has made outstanding contributions to Alzheimer’s research. This year, the Bengt Winblad Prize is awarded to the Director of NEAR, Laura Fratiglioni, Professor of Medical Epidemiology, focusing on dementia diseases at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet. Laura Fratiglioni […]
NEAR will organize its next workshop in collaboration with the Ferrero Foundation during Healthy Aging Week 2023. From 6 to 11 November 2023, the Ferrero Foundation of Alba will host Healthy Aging Week 2023, a series of scientific events, seminars, and workshops organized by the Ferrero Foundation in collaboration with the Academy of Medicin of […]