Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Centre for Eating Disorders Innovation (CEDI) at Karolinska Institutet is an entity at MEB established under the auspices of the Swedish Research Council. Our interdisciplinary work spans clinical, epidemiologic, public health, and basic science and aims to enhance knowledge about the causes, treatments, and prevention of eating disorders.

Your mission

As a research specialist in the field of microbiome and eating disorders at CEDI, you will be a driving force in the planning, study management and analysis work for all ongoing and new microbiome studies at CEDI and their interface with human genetic and epidemiology studies. In the role as a research specialist at CEDI, you will also be involved in supervision and educational activities. This research program aims to gain a comprehensive understanding of genetic and environmental factors that contribute to risk, development, maintenance, and recovery from eating disorders via the study of the human microbiome using several research designs.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a Research Specialist, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated research expertise as well as have documented research experience after defending their doctoral dissertation.

Applicants should have a PhD in microbiology, genetics, nutrition, or related disciplines as well as a documented post-doc research work in a relevant research area. Experience working with gut microbiome and/or eating disorders research is a requirement. Applicants should demonstrate expertise in NGS technologies, bioinformatics and statistical methods in microbiome research. Demonstrated experience in related wet lab such as collecting and processing stool samples, bacterial DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing etc., is desirable.

Applicants must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to work independently, and experience in an interdisciplinary and/or translational research environment. Fluency in English necessary.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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.



We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

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The application must be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4951/2021
  • Bengt Fundin, 08 524 870 02
  • Sofia Anderberg, HR,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 16.Nov.2021
Last application date 30.Nov.2021 11:59 PM CET

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