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Our unit conducts high-quality research in the field of eye and vision. As our research environment is closely integrated with the clinic care at St. Erik Eye Hospital and Karolinska University Hospital, we provide unique opportunities by creating a flow between basic, translational, and clinical research in the area of ophthalmology.

Your mission

This research project aims to elucidate the epidemiology of vision impairment and blindness in Inherited Retinal Dystrophies (IRD). The research is based on data acquired from several nationwide registers. The post doc is expected to work independently and formulate new hypotheses, handle national databases, apply for ethical permissions, order data from relevant government agencies, analyze data and take the lead on writing scientific papers. The work also involves teaching epidemiological methods at master level. The post doc position is for a period of two years.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. 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.

To be eligible, the applicant must have:

  • A doctoral degree in epidemiology.
  • A formal education in statistics and epidemiology.
  • Experience in handling large register data, excellent data management skills and a solid knowledge in statistical software (e.g, Stata, R, SAS).
  • Experience in teaching epidemiological methods.

Competences, skills, and experiences considered meritorious:

  • Excellent writing skills and excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • The ability to collaborate with colleagues within the group, external partners, and communicate with authorities, data holders and other data owner groups.
  • Experience in working with data from Swedish registries.
  • Experience collaborating with clinicians regarding patient-centered outcomes.
  • Experience conducting longitudinal analyses related to long-term health outcomes in registry data. 

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. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


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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 4th of July.

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 Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2768/2022
  • Anna Wendel, HR-Partner,,08-52483045
  • Stefan Löfgren, Affiliated to research,
Published 22.Jun.2022
Last application date 05.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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