Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

We are currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher who will be working on several research projects in two research groups. One lead by Richard Bränström with a focus on inequalities in health and minority stress and one lead by professor Agneta Herlitz focusing on cognition and sex differences. The position entails participation in, planning, and conducting research studies that aim to identify risk factors and mechanisms of mental health, and studies of sex differences in cognition. The position provides an excellent opportunity for transition to career independence and an engaging and international research environment where you will be able to contribute to internationally leading research.

Your mission

The post-doctoral associate will be based at the Division of Psychology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet. The postdoctoral researcher will mainly work with statistical analysis, manuscript writing, and grant applications. The appointment is for one-year and could potentially be extended. 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 in register and survey-based epidemiological research as well as data management and analysis using, e.g., SAS, STATA, SPSS, Mplus, or R. Experience of working with nationwide Swedish registers is highly desired as well as previous research in cognitive psychology or health psychology. Excellent English skills and basic knowledge of Swedish is a requirement. The work involves close collaboration with others and demands flexibility and good cooperation 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?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Read more about the reserach group of Richard Bränström
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 23 of May 2021. 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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2009/2021
  • Julia Martinez Palm, HR-Officer, 08-524 832 40,
  • Richard Bränström, Research group leader,
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Published 23.Apr.2021
Last application date 23.May.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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