Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

We are looking for a Research Assistant to the department of Biosciences and Nutrition.The Department resides in Neo at Campus Flemingsberg, a biomedical research building and offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 200 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel,

Your mission

The Research Assistant will be working in Professor Marie Löf’s IMPACT Research group (,  under the guidance of Senior Researcher Ioannis Ioakeimidis and Assistant Professor Billy Langlet. The group performs school-based research on recording and analyzing adolescents’ lifestyle behaviors using mHealth tools, together with monitoring and evaluation of the local and digital food environment parameters (e.g., food marketing content analysis; physical and digital. Local student population food- and health-related beliefs, perceptions and attitudes are also studied. To achieve these goals you will closely work with senior research stuff in the IMPACT group to collect and analyze relevant quantitative and qualitative data, both through eHealth and qualitative methodologies, helping to build a robust dataset to support further research studies and public health interventions.

This position is for 12 months and interviews will take place continuously.

Your profile

A background in nutritional science, with previous experience in school-based research is a strong advantage, especially if it concerns nutritional or lifestyle behavioral analyses. Alternatively, experience with data collection including children and families will also be appreciated. Similarly, hands on experience with qualitative data collection and analysis of qualitative datasets, particularly including children (e.g., focus groups interviews etc), is very relevant. Strong oral and written skills in English is required. You must also be able to understand oral and written Swedish, due to the nature of the required qualitative data collection/analysis, and fluent communication in Swedish is required. An educational background in Nutrition (or a similar field) and some experience with eHealth data collection methodologies will be 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: Flemingsberg

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Welcome to apply at the latest 31 July 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.

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
First day of employment August-September 2023
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2223/2023
  • Marie Löf, Professor, +46-8-52481095
  • Ioannis Ioakeimidis, Senior Researcher, +46-73-5056651
  • Thomas Tinglöv, Head of administration, +46-8-52483549
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, +46708620230
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-52481012
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46708620230
Published 30.May.2023
Last application date 31.Jul.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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