Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics conducts research in epidemiology and biostatistics across a broad range of areas within biomedical science. The department is among the largest of its type in Europe and has especially strong research profiles in psychiatric, cancer, reproductive, pediatric, pharmaco, genetic, geriatric and gastrointestinal epidemiology, and biostatistics.

Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 270 staff. Further information can be found at

We are looking for a research assistant who will contribute to the ESPRESSO project (a research unit focusing on gastrointestinal epidemiology  led by Prof Jonas F Ludvigsson ( The main goal of research activities in his team is to improve our understanding of gastrointestinal and liver disease.

Your mission

There are two projects: 1. examining the relationship between psychiatric drugs and liver disease; 2. doing research about the celiac disease. We will use unique research materials, including a histological cohort (i.e., ESPRESSO) and national healthcare registers in Sweden, and will collaborate with other research groups in and outside KI. As a research assistant, you are expected to join or even lead individual studies, including project coordination, study design, data analysis, manuscript writing, and result interpretation.

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with demonstrated multidisciplinary training, e.g., clinical medicine, pharmacology, public health, epidemiology and biostatistics background, and ideally previous experience in epidemiological research. Demonstrable advanced skills and expertise in R programming, STATA, or similar languages and ability to collaborate well within multi-disciplinary teams and independently are essential. The candidate needs good skills in English, both written and spoken. As a person, you are social and able to interact and contribute within a team. We attach great importance to personal qualities in this recruitment. 

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 June 8, 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
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2162/2023
  • Jonas Ludvigsson, Professor,
  • Adina Nisell, HR,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 25.May.2023
Last application date 08.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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