The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The biostatistics group at MEB, KI comprises 4 professors, 3 senior lecturers, 5 PhD-level statisticians, 4 masters-level statisticians, and 7 doctoral students. The group is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including population-based cohort and case-control studies, twin and family studies, survival analyses, predictive modeling, genetic epidemiology and bioinformatics.

Your mission

Duties will include the methodological work on statistical models of breast tumour progression and patient survival, as well as the analysis of epidemiological and clinical data. This is a one year part-time position as a research assistant, with possibility of extension.

Your profile

MSc in statistics/biostatistics/applied mathematics or a related field, with methodological and computational components. A PhD would be considered a merit. Applicants should have demonstrated competence in developing statistical methodology and in developing software tools in R or Stata. Experience in mixed effects modeling would be ideal.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna


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

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period.

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 20%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-666/2020
  • Keith Humphreys,
  • Sofia Anderberg,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-52486199
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08-524 871 84,
Published 20.Feb.2020
Last application date 05.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET