Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

You will be joining the Unit for Cervical Cancer Elimination, at the Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology. Our research aims at understanding the risk factors and prognostic indicators for cervical cancer. We use different research tools in addressing these research questions, including population and health registers, large scale cohort and case-control studies, as well as different biobanks. We employ advanced epidemiology, combined with basic research ideas and molecular studies.

Your mission

The work will focus on high-quality analytics in cervical cancer epidemiology, with an initial emphasis on investigating the risk and prognosis of cervical cancer among women with mental disorders, using large-scale register-based studies. You will also be responsible for coordinating the research objectives of several studies of HPV vaccination in collaboration with pharmaceutical industry. The position entails good potential for scientific advancement of your own choosing, within the designated profile of the research group.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a Research Specialist, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated research expertise as well as have documented research experience after defending their doctoral dissertation.

An additional requirement is that the applicant has several years of experience working with data in the Swedish health registers, and it is an advantage to have experience from research collaborations with pharmaceutical industry and/or governmental agencies in the healthcare area. You have defended a thesis within method focus on epidemiology, statistics, or thereto associated areas. The position requires advanced level knowledge and profound experience of programming in SAS, Stata and/or R. You have profound experience from working with health data registers and feel comfortable using these to answer research questions. You also have experience coordinating projects and driving them forward, with guidance from the research principal investigator.

Assessment criteria

Quantity and quality of previous research within the subject matter field

Experience of analytics and coordination of pharmaceutical industry collaboration projects

Programming skills and scientific writing

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

Published papers in the field of cervical cancer epidemiology and statistics Documented experience of collaborations with global pharmaceutical companies and/or governmental agencies

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

Scientific publications overall as author, preferably with prominent authorship positions

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best personal potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

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. Here, 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.


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We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest September 26th 2023.

The application must be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100% eller deltid enligt överenskommelse
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3193/2023
  • Karin Sundström ,
Union representative
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
Published 12.Sep.2023
Last application date 26.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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