Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS) conducts world leading research in aging, dementia, epidemiology and care sciences. This research extends from basic molecular and cell levels to clinical research and societal studies. NVS educates almost a third of KI students at basic and advanced levels. The Department has approximately 540 employees and a revenue 2023 of 530 million SEK. It comprises seven divisions, located at Campus Flemingsberg and Campus Solna.

Aging Research Center (ARC), a division within NVS, is located at KI Campus Solna, Stockholm. It is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, psychiatry, geriatrics), psychology (e.g., cognition, structural, functional, and molecular brain imaging), and social gerontology (e.g., sociology, public health, social epidemiology, social work). The center has around 70 employees, it has a strong focus on research with unique research resources, such as large-scale longitudinal studies and nationwide registries.

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR)

Karolinska Institutet and five other Swedish Universities are building a National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR) with the ultimate scope to facilitate aging research in Sweden, foster international collaboration, and enhance the quality and impact of scientific research. Ultimately, by empowering aging research in Sweden, NEAR will contribute to identifying sustainable intervention strategies that will help to achieve better health and care for elderly people. NEAR consists of 15 databases derived from longitudinal cohort studies located in different geographical areas in Sweden.

Your mission

The main focus of this position is to assist NEAR users in the delivery of statistical/epidemiologic support to research projects. Primary job duties include:

1) Works as a member of a research team/study team to provide appropriate statistical input in the design, execution and analysis of studies;

2) Participates in the development of operations and procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data;

3) Processes large amounts of data for statistical modelling and graphic analysis;

4) consolidate the data of the different cohorts included in NEAR and ensure they are comparable, using harmonized methodology;

5) Participate in the preparation of written and oral presentations that summarize the analysis of data, interprets the results and provides conclusions and recommendations.

Your profile

We are looking for you who have the required background and the capability to work in a cross-disciplinary team, to be independent and able to take initiatives as well as to find solutions. The applicant must also possess good organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication abilities. The position is employment until further notice.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or related field.
  • Work experience in data analysis preferably in the aging research field.
  • Knowledge of statistical software (e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, S-plus).
  • Demonstrated programming skills with proficiency in R.
  • Experience in data harmonization process of multiple datasets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with researcher having differing quantitative and clinical backgrounds.
  • Interest in professional development in statistics is appreciated.

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

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Welcome to apply at the latest 26 maj 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. 

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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Type of employment Permanent 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 2-1948/2023
  • Debora Rizzuto, Senior forskare, debora.rizzuto@ki.se
  • Amanda Nyberg, HR-partner, amanda.nyberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, taher.darreh-shori@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
Published 11.May.2023
Last application date 26.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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