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 a research group lead by Richard Bränström with a focus on inequalities in health and minority stress. The position entails participation in, planning, and conducting research studies that aim to identify risk factors and mechanisms of mental health in minority groups based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 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 that is potentially renewable 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 in 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 demands 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?

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 Department here

Read more about the research group you will be part of here



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 12/12-2021

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 the agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4997/2021
  • Victor Skoglund, HR-administratör, 08-524 832 87
  • Richard Bränström, Researcher,
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 0704831165
Published 19.Nov.2021
Last application date 12.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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