Postdoc in Molecular PET Imaging in Non-human Primates

Stockholm, Sweden
28 May 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with Region Stockholm as well as other research groups from Karolinska Institutet and other universities.

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Brain Molecular Imaging Centre (BMIC) is a core facility for molecular imaging of the brain using positron emission tomography (PET). The aim of the core facility is to provide expertise and competence for brain imaging PET studies in human subjects and non-human primates (NHPs). BMIC supports research studies in psychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative disorders and neuropsychopharmacology. BMIC provides also broader expertise for key molecular PET imaging studies supporting drug development programs in other research and therapeutic areas. The access to NHPs at the Astrid Fagreus Laboratory (AFL) provides a fully translational research platform for rapid implementation and validation of new PET probes in human studies.  


The post-doc will be a part of Varrone´s Research Group at the Centre for Psychiatry Research (CPF). The post-doc will work together with the personnel involved in the non-human primate research, will be responsible for the analysis of the PET data and for the scientific presentation of the results. About 50% of the activity will conducted in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies, but the post-doc is also expected to contribute to the scientific production of the research group.

Entry requirements

A person is eligible to be appointed Post-doc if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence.

In addition to this, the post-doc is expected to have good communication skills and pedagogical proficiency in order to supervise and teach PhD students or junior research personnel. Proficiency in English in writing and speaking is required. Knowledge in pre-clinical PET, kinetic modelling and radioligand development will be considered as a plus. To be able to work with NHP research the person has to have FELASA accreditation Function B or undergo training for obtaining such accreditation.

Application process

An application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (
  2. Date of planned public defense - if Degree of Doctor is not yet achieved
  3. A complete publication list.
  4. A summary of current work (maximum one page)

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

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities.

Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences.

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Type of employment     Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type     Full time
Number of positions     1
Working hours     100 %
City     Stockholm
County     Stockholms län
Country     Sweden
Reference number     2-3118/2019


Anders Ihrfors, 08-524 832 87
Andrea Varrone, +46 70 744 27 28

Union representative     

Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37
Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127

Published     27.May.2019
Last application date     17.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET