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 2019 of 497 million SEK. It comprises seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

Aging Research Center (ARC), a division within NVS, is located at KI Campus Solna, Stockholm. It is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, psychiatry, geriatrics), psychology (e.g., cognition, structural, functional, and molecular brain imaging), and social gerontology (e.g., sociology, public health, social epidemiology, social work). The center has around 75 employees, it has a strong focus on research with unique research resources, such as large-scale longitudinal studies and nationwide registries.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Your mission

We are advertising two positions as biostatistician for two different projects:

  • 1) Patterns of multimorbidity in older people. Karolinska Institutet will contribute to two EU funded projects starting in late spring 2021: AFFIRMO (Atrial fibrillation integrated approach in frail, multimorbid and polymedicated older people) and I-CARE4OLD (Individualized care for older persons with complex chronic conditions in home care and nursing homes). Karolinska Institutet involvement will be focused on the identification and validation of clinically meaningful patterns of multimorbidity to improve older adults’ care and quality of life.

EU grant to Davide Liborio Vetrano

PI: Assistant Professor Davide L. Vetrano

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

National E-infrastructure for Aging Research - NEAR aging

PI: Professor Laura Fratiglioni

Scientific coordinator: Associate Professor Debora Rizzuto

The main focus of both positions is to provide biostatistical and epidemiological support to the projects’ researchers. 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 harmonization, cleaning and management of statistical data; 3) Processes large amounts of data for statistical modelling and graphic analysis; 4) Participates in the preparation of written and oral reports that summarize the analysis of data, interprets the results and provides conclusions and recommendations.

Your profile

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

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or related fields.
  • Work experience in data analysis preferably in the aging research field.
  • Knowledge of statistical software (e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, M-plus).
  • Demonstrated programming skills with proficiency in STATA, R or SAS.
  • Excellent data visualization skills.
  • Excellent command of data reduction technics (e.g. cluster analysis, PCA, factor analysis etc.).
  • Experience in data harmonization of multiple datasets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

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

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.

The positions are two-years positions with possibility of prolonging.

Location: Solna

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS)

Aging Research Center (ARC)


Welcome to apply at the latest 2021-06-17.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

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 2
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2554/2021
  • Davide Liborio Vetrano, Assistant professor, Davide.Vetrano@ki.se
  • Debora Rizzuto, Researcher, debora.rizzuto@ki.se
  • Laura Fratiglioni, Professor, Laura.Fratiglioni@ki.se
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR-partner, amanda.nyberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-585 826 65
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, 08-524 835 29
Published 27.May.2021
Last application date 17.Jun.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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