Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

At the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Solna, we conduct research on diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system, including inflammatory and non-inflammatory diseases. The Division of Rheumatology offers good opportunities for clinical research on large and unique patient groups from the clinic along with biomedical and experimental animal research.

Your mission

Your work will include coordination of research projects within SLE and lupus nephritis, for example ReBioLup ( Your duties will cover work with all different phases of our research projects, including design, coordination, conduct (including biostatistics) and dissemination, as well as supervision of junior researchers and students within the group.

Your profile

We are looking for you who have propulsive, leadership and administrative capacity. It is an advantage if you are able to understand and speak Swedish, at least at a basic level, but you should be fluent in English, both spoken and written English. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities. Previous experience of working with the current tasks and research in autoimmunity and SLE is meritorious. Expertise in R and SPSS for biostatistics is required, especially prediction models

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.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group Per-Johan Jakobsson, team Ioannis Parodis. The work touches on various aspects of autoimmunity and SLE.


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)

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 snarast
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4346/2021
  • Ioannis Parodis,
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 08.Oct.2021
Last application date 07.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET

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