Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Are you a junior researcher looking for new experiences and merits before your next career step? Having recently obtained a new register-linkage to study prescribed drug use during pregnancy, we seek an experienced and motivated research assistant to help with both preparation and completion of planned projects within an international collaboration funded by the NIH.

This is a temporary position for 6 months.

Your mission

You will be a part of the broader DDP (Drugs During Pregnancy) project run by Sara Öberg (docent, principal researcher) at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Since pregnant women are excluded from clinical trials, we must rely on observational data to understand both the safety and effectiveness of prescribed drug use in pregnancy. While important safety concerns have been raised regarding several medications, many findings are controversial and based on studies with methodological flaws. The goal of this project is to advance our understanding of the risks and benefits of specific prescribed drugs in pregnancy, through extensive and creative utilization of Swedish population register data.

A driven and capable candidate will be given opportunity to contribute to all aspects of the project, from improving the understanding and use of prescribed drug data (review and validation) to executing advanced analysis, from orienting literature reviews to manuscript drafting and finally from formulating new project ideas to complete funding applications.

Your profile

You have a demonstrated experience of epidemiological research through postgraduate education (PhD/MPH) with research practice.

Since the work includes evaluation of the prescribing of drugs in Sweden, a good understanding of Swedish, the Swedish health care system and the clinical circumstances under which prescribing occurs is required. English being the working language in the department, research group and field at large, the applicant must be a good communicator in both spoken and written English.

Previous experience of register-studies is meriting, and candidates interested in pharmacoepidemiology and women and children’s health are particularly welcome.

The applicant should be thorough, efficient and independent. Given the varied tasks, special emphasis will be placed on versatility and personal suitability.

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 also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna


Welcome to apply at the latest March 27th, 2023.

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 Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full-time/Part-time
First day of employment Så snart som möjligt
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1129/2023
  • Sara Öberg, principal researcher,
  • Adina Nisell, HR,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 13.Mar.2023
Last application date 27.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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