Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Science and Education

The Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, pursues undergraduate education, research education and internationally recognized research focusing on common diseases and injuries. The goal of all activities is to improve human health.

The research group includes around 10 clinically active researchers and PhD students. We use epidemiological as well as qualitative methods to answer clinically relevant questions in the field of asthma and allergy. We are now looking for a postdoctoral researcher with competence in epidemiology for a temporary position, one year with possible extension up to two years. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in projects that aim to investigate risk factors and development of allergic diseases from childhood to adulthood. A special focus will be on severe asthma. The project is based on an ongoing birth cohort (BAMSE) where 4089 participants has been followed from birth (www.ki.se/bamse). A follow-up at age 22-24 years is currently ongoing, and will be included in the planned project.

The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to work in different sub-projects within the large BAMSE study and carry out statistical analyses, prepare manuscripts for publication and present the work at scientific meetings. The duties also include participation in data collection and data management. The work task will also include contact with the study participants. The postdoctoral researcher is also expected to undertake a limited amount of teaching and supervise students.

Entry requirements
To be eligible for the present position the applicant must have a PhD degree in medical science in the area of epidemiology, as well as experience in epidemiological research. The successful applicant must be able to master basic statistical methods as applied in epidemiology, and be an independent user of statistical software (preferably STATA). If you have experiences in asthma and allergy research and register-based research we regard this as a merit.

 Furthermore, very good knowledge in English including scientific writing is required. The applicant should also be proficient in Swedish in order to be able to communicate with study participants. We place great emphasis on personal qualities, and the applicant will need to both feel comfortable with working in teams and demonstrate good interpersonal skills and also be independent enough to formulate new hypotheses and critically examine the results.

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

    1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
    2. A complete list of publications
    3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
    4. 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 To be agreed upon
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-7279/2018
  • Inger Kull, Associate prof. Group leader, 08-524 800 02
Union representative
  • Eva Hjertquist Duräng, OFR, 08-52487551, eva.hjertquist.durang@ki.se
  • Md. Shahidul Islam, SACO, 070-2593446, shahidul.islam@ki.se
Published 04.Jan.2019
Last application date 15.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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