Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

Our research group - Epidemiology of Psychiatric Conditions, Substance use and Social Environment (EPiCSS) - is headed by Professor Christina Dalman. Within our group you will find a unique opportunity to work closely together with cutting edge researchers at the intersection between psychosocial and biological sciences. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you may contribute to high quality research on an internationally competitive level.

The Department of Global Public Health is an interdisciplinary institution that aims to advance knowledge on how to improve population health at local, national and global level. Research at the department aims to identify the determinants of health, develop and evaluate individual and structural interventions, and provide evidence for guidelines and policy documents. Many of the department's researchers are scientific advisors to authorities and other decision-makers at regional, national and international level. The department has 10 research groups, about 100 research students and about 140 employees.

Your mission

We are seeking a research assistant to coordinate the daily running of a new randomized controlled trial (RCT). The trial will examine the effects of yoga-based exercise on health and wellbeing among adults diagnosed with post COVID 19 condition (post COVID). We aim to recruit approximately 100 participants over 18 months.
Under supervision, you will be required to screen and assess new participants; set up and manage a project database (including data entry); liaising with physical fitness centres responsible for the intervention; register the trial online; ensure that recruitment targets are met and the trial runs smoothly. Upon completion of the trial, there may be opportunities to lead data analyses and write scientific manuscripts for publication.

Your profile

Key selection criteria (please describe how you meet the requirements in your application):

  • Fluent in Swedish and English
  • Master’s degree in nursing, public health, psychology, exercise science or related discipline
  • High level administrative and organizational skills (including the capacity to multi-task and manage high workload periods)
  • Excellent social/interpersonal skills

Highly desirable requirements:

  • Recent experience coordinating a randomized controlled trial
  • Graduate as Nurse
  • Those that have experience managing trials involving physical activity interventions or patients with COVID are particularly welcome to apply

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.


Read more about EPiCSS research group here.

Read more about the Department of Global Public Health here.




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 and work experience outside of academia, 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 at the latest: 28th June 2023. The position is for one year full-time (100%).

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 As agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2332/2023
  • Mats Hallgren,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-52486437,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • SACOs styrelse,
Published 02.Jun.2023
Last application date 28.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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