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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, and geriatric epidemiology, eating disorders, precision medicine, and biostatistics.

Part of the success of our department is due to our collaborative spirit where one factor is that researchers at the Department share and co-finance common resources (e.g., IT and applied biostatistics group). The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

We are looking for a research assistant for the Aging Epidemiology group at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet in Solna. The research in the group concerns several different areas, such as twin studies, pharmacoepidemiological studies and molecular epidemiological studies, with a focus on health and disease during aging. Our main research interest is human biological aging; how to measure it in human cohorts, understanding causal pathways in aging and identify geroprotectors to repurpose for age-related diseases. Markers of human biological aging can be telomere length, epigenetic clocks, functional aging, frailty index, etc. 

Your mission

The duties for this position are to develop models for biological aging by using biomarker data from population-based cohorts. These measurements can then be used in analyzes to look at the relationships between aging and disease. The cohort data that is used can come from LifeGene, the Swedish Twin Registry or UK Biobank, all of which are large-scale population-based data collections. The tasks include, among other things, getting familiar with the research field around biological ageing, handle and analyze data, as well as documenting the project. The work is carried out with the support of a team of researchers, but the applicant is expected to be able to carry out tasks independently.

The position is a fixed-term employment for a maximum duration of one year.

Your profile

We are looking for a thorough and motivated research assistant with good ability to work both independently and in a group. You should have a strong interest in biological aging and in research in geroscience. We attach great importance to personal qualities in this recruitment.


  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, statistics, biotechnology or equivalent
  • Experience with data management in R, SAS, STATA, or other statistical software
  • Accustomed to handling large scale data
  • Excellent knowledge of both English and Swedish, both spoken and written
  • Documentation skills and good organizational skills


  • Experience with statistical analyses
  • Skill in scientific writing
  • Experience with documentation of data management
  • Habit of literature search and reading and compiling scientific articles
  • Knowledge of research in biological aging and geroscience

What do we offer?

International staff 

Choose to work at KI – Ten reasons why

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



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. 

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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Type of employment Temporary position
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 2-3472/2023
  • Sara Hägg,
  • Adina Nisell, HR-partner,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 12.Sep.2023
Last application date 27.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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