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.

Epidemiology at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM)
The epidemiological research at IMM is focused on advancing knowledge about disease etiology and prognosis with an emphasis on environmental and lifestyle factors, and on methodological development and stringency. The research is based on large population-based cohorts with extensive information from questionnaires and from biological samples as well as from national health registers. We are now looking for three Postdoctoral Researchers for 1 – 2 years. The positions will be placed at the Unit of Cardiovascular and Nutritional Epidemiology.

The Postdoctoral Researchers are expected to conduct epidemiological research of relevance for public health epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, or ageing epidemiology. One particular area will be research on diet, lifestyle and different health outcomes, with an emphasis on causal inference methods for complex longitudinal data from observational studies. Another particular research area will be involving climate and other environmental and toxicological aspects together with nutrition into health outcomes. Other epidemiological research areas can also be covered depending on the interests of the applicant. The research will mainly be based on data from Swedish population and health data registers

To be eligible, the applicant must have:

  • A doctoral degree related to epidemiology, statistics or a related quantitative field.
  • A formal education in epidemiology or statistics.
  • Experience in handling large databases, excellent data management skills and a solid knowledge of common statistical software (as a minimum Stata, SAS or R).
  • Excellent writing skills and excellent command of written and spoken English.

Competences, skills and experiences considered meritorious:

  • An ability to collaborate with colleagues within and beyond the group, and to communicate with authorities, data holders and other data owner groups.
  • Previous supervision of PhD or Master students.
  • Experience in bioinformatics.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vita, including date of the thesis defense, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, committee work and contact details for professional references.
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labor unions or student organizations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  5. Verification from the thesis defense committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defense is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4470/2019
  • Alicja Wolk, Professor , Alicja.Wolk@ki.se
  • Agneta Åkesson, Head of Unit, Agneta.Akesson@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 05.Sep.2019
Last application date 31.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

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