Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The unit of Cardiovascular and nutritional epidemiology, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet is a workplace with an open and friendly atmosphere which stimulates scientific research discussions. We work in an interdisciplinary way with both questionnaire-based research and research on biomarkers to understand and to investigate mechanisms behind the development of chronic diseases. Our overarching aim is to strengthen the scientific basis for different primary prevention approaches.

Your mission

The person we are looking for will conduct epidemiological research in the area of cardiovascular disease with specific focus on the influence from lifestyle factors and biomarkers on the risk of cardiovascular events including fatality of those events. The research will also address factors related to women´s health such as those related to the climacteric transition. The holder of the announced position will have a role as project leader and data analyst in national as well as international collaborative efforts. The work tasks also include teaching at different levels. 

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

We are looking for an independent researcher with a solid background in epidemiology. Knowledge of statistical analysis-methods and statistical programs is necessary. An interest in, and documented experience from, cardiovascular research is an advantage.

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.

Karolinska Institutet, campus Solna



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

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply.

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

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 Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6612/2019
  • Karin Leander, Lecturer ,
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 070-173 85 75,
  • Anne Boström, SEKO , 08-524 875 79,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR , 08-524 874 19,
Published 20.Dec.2019
Last application date 18.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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