Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The Unit of Integrative Epidemiology at Institute for Environmental Medicine (IMM), Karolinska Institutet (KI), aims to improve the understanding of causes and consequences of health and disease, with a focus on neurological and neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders, and cancer. We strive to, through multidisciplinary approaches and by integrating  different epidemiological tools, address our specific research questions, leading to high impact research.

The Unit of Integrative Epidemiology IMM is now looking for 2 postdoctoral researchers to lead and coordinate projects relating to neurological diseases, using data from national registers, longitudinal cohorts, and biobanks. These positions refer to a fixed employment of 2 years.

Your mission

At the Unit of Integrative Epidemiology we have a long-standing interest in deciphering environmental and genetic risk factors, disease prognosis, as well as effectiveness and tolerability of treatments for different neurological diseases, specifically amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myasthenia gravis (MG), multiple sclerosis (MS). We do this by utilizing data from high-coverage national registers, large disease specific cohort- and case-control studies, and biobanks and in close collaboration with clinical researchers (e.g., the Department of Neurology at the Karolinska University Hospital). As a postdoctoral fellow, you are expected to take a leading role in the entire research process, from research planning and project administration, ethical application, data processing and analysis, to interpretation and dissemination of research findings. You are also expected to participate in the supervision of doctoral or master students and teaching.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. 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.

Specific requirements for the position:

  • Doctoral degree in medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, or a related field.
  • Research experience in neurological disorders or other chronic diseases.
  • Strong background in epidemiology and biostatistics.
  • Advanced skills in statistical software (R, Python, SAS or Stata)
  • Proficient knowledge of English (oral/written)
  • Good collaborative and communicative skills.
  • Ability to work independently and systematically.

In addition, it is advantageous to have good previous experience from work with neurological diseases. Experience from international collaboration and project administration is also considered very meritorious. We place great importance on personal suitability and are looking for highly creative and motivated employees who appreciate working in a team. We expect the applicants to show good cooperation skills and at the same time great independence.

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. 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. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Unit of integrative epidemiology, Institute of environmental medicine, KI, Solna



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.

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 2-1433/2023
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Published 03.Apr.2023
Last application date 12.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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