Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cell levels to clinical research and societal studies. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at basic and advanced levels. The Department has approximately 450 employees and a revenue 2018 of 490 million SEK. It comprises seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR)
Karolinska Institutet and five other Swedish Universities are building a National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR) with the ultimate scope to facilitate aging research in Sweden, foster international collaboration, and enhance the quality and impact of scientific research. Ultimately, by empowering aging research in Sweden, NEAR will contribute to identifying sustainable intervention strategies that will help to achieve better health and care for elderly people. NEAR consists of 15 databases derived from longitudinal cohort studies located in different geographical areas in Sweden. 

A one-year position for a biostatistician is announced by the Aging Research Center (ARC), where NEAR is located. ARC is a center for interdisciplinary scientific research on health in aging that is grounded in collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University. The research group includes senior researchers, postdocs, doctoral students, and guest researchers, and it provides a vibrant and stimulating working atmosphere. The available position is for one year.

The main focus of this position is to assist NEAR users in the delivery of biostatistical/epidemiologic support to research projects. Primary job duties include: 1) Works as a member of a research team/study team to provide appropriate statistical input in the design, execution and analysis of studies; 2) Participates in the development of operations and procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data; 3) Processes large amounts of data for statistical modelling and graphic analysis; 4) consolidate the data of the different cohorts included in NEAR and ensure they are comparable, using harmonized methodology; 5) Participates in the preparation of written and oral presentations that summarize the analysis of data, interprets the results and provides conclusions and recommendations. 

Entry requirements
We are looking for you who have the required background and the capability to work in a cross-disciplinary team, to be independent and able to take initiatives as well as to find solutions. The applicant must also possess good organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication abilities.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or related field.
  • Work experience in data analysis or related field (e.g. as a statistician, data scientist).
  • Knowledge of basic statistical softwares (e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, S-plus).
  • Demonstrated programming skills with proficiency in R or other statistical programming languages.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

 Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with researcher having differing quantitative and clinical backgrounds.
  • Interest in professional development in biostatistics is appreciated.

 Application process
The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system.

Type of employment Tidsbegrænset ansættelse mere end 6 måneder
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2546/2019
  • Debora Rizzuto, debora.rizzuto@ki.se
  • Maria Axelsson, maria.axelsson@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 24.Apr.2019
Last application date 17.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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