Karolinska Institutet

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.


The Unit of Biostatistics aims to contribute toward solving health problems and disseminating knowledge and culture of biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet and worldwide. Research, teaching, and collaboration with other researchers are essential parts of its mission. The Unit was established in 2010 at IMM and is responsible for the Karolinska Institutet Biostatistics Core Facility. The Unit seeks a research assistant in biostatistics for a one-year position.

Work tasks

The new hire will provide statistical assistance to the activities of the Karolinska Institutet Biostatistics Core Facility. In collaboration with other statisticians, the new hire will participate in 

  • statistical analyses and programming
  • interpretation and dissemination of scientific results
  • data management

The Unit of Biostatistics can provide excellent support and an ideal environment for the new hire to thrive as researcher and collaborator. The new hire will be offered the opportunity to be involved in the activities of the Unit of Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet.

Entry requirements

A Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, or related field is expected. Knowledge of some statistical software (e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, S-plus) is required.  Communication skills are important, as the positions will involve collaborating with non-statistical researchers. The candidate also needs to be fluent in written and spoken English. Ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time is necessary. Interest in professional development in biostatistics is appreciated.

Application process

The application for the positions must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. Detailed curriculum vitae, including achieved education degrees with dates, current employment position, previous positions, teaching experience, service work, honors and awards, and a complete list of publications and documented research activities
  2. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  3. A statement of purpose (no more than one page)
  4. Two references

The application must be made through the Varbi recruitment system.

For more information

www.ki.se www.ki.se/imm

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. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4214/2019
  • Matteo Bottai, matteo.bottai@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 070-173 85 75 , biborka.bveress@ki.se
  • Anne Boström, SEKO, 08-524 875 79, anne.bostrom@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR , 08-524 874 19, niklas.andersson@ki.se
Published 21.Aug.2019
Last application date 04.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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