Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

We are currently looking for one or more postdoctoral researchers that will be working with several research project in a research group lead by Richard Bränström with a focus on inequalities in health and minority stress. The position entails participation in, planning of, and conducting research studies that aim to identify risk factors and mechanisms of mental health, and studies of the effect of internet-based psychological treatments. The position provides excellent opportunity for transition to career independence, including faculty supervision and an individual development plan to support training goals, and an engaging and international research environment where you will be able to contribute to internationally leading research.

Your mission

The postdoctoral reseracher will be based at the Division of Psychology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute. The postdoctoral researcher will mainly work with study planning, statistical analysis, manuscript writing, and grant applications. The appointment is for one-year that is potentially renewable for an additional year, contingent on funding and performance. The successful candidate will be a part of a productive and dynamic research environment and work closely with the study team to:

  • Obtain data across longitudinal time points and prepare data for analyses.
  • Develop analysis plans to test study hypotheses and conduct statistical analyses.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication (The post-doctoral associate will have the opportunity to be the first author on several papers and a co-author on others).
  • Assist in project coordination tasks, including managing databases and overseeing participant retention efforts.
  • Outline an independent research development plan and attain experiences in education and supervision.

Your profile

Applicants should have a PhD in psychology, social epidemiology, sociology, or an allied discipline. The successful candidate must have experience of register and survey-based epidemiological research as well as data management and analysis using, e.g., SAS, STATA, SPSS, Mplus, or R. Excellent English skills is a requirement and Swedish skills are meriting. The work involves close collaboration with others and demand flexibility and excellent communication skills.

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.

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.


Read more about Richard Bränström's researchgroup

Read more about the Department of Clinical Neuroscience


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 at the latest March 8, 2020.

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/Part-time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Working hours 50-100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-878/2020
  • Julia Martinez Palm, HR Unit, 08-524 832 40,
  • Richard Bränström, Research groupleader,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Published 20.Feb.2020
Last application date 08.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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