Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

You will join a multidisciplinary research team of doctors, epidemiologists, statisticians, machine learning researchers and engineers working to explore dementia and COVID-19, detect factors to prevent dementia, slow cognitive decline in patients with dementia, ensure high quality and equal access to dementia care throughout Sweden. We work in the SveDem group (Professor Eriksdotter’s group, NVS).

Your mission

Our group conducts registry research using the Swedish Registry for Cognitive and Dementia Disease (SveDem) (with over 100 000 patients) and other registries. For this project we will analyze registries with information on dementia, COVID-19, hospitalizations and diagnoses, prescribed medications, socioeconomics, long-term care for older individuals, dental health and death and its causes. We also work with kidney function, kidney failure and dementia. We aim to determine which factors affect cognitive decline, functional and mortality outcomes in dementia. We also aim to study COVID-19 in older adults and in dementia patients, cognitive outcomes, risk for dementia after COVID-19 infection and how COVID-19 might contribute to neurodegeneration. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop their own projects with this data.

Your duties will include independent management of large datasets, data cleaning, performing statistical analysis at an advanced level, article and grant writing and driving research results through all stages of peer review until successful publication. Additionally, you are expected to collaborate and communicate with other members of the team, obtain ethics approvals and coordinate registry merging with Swedish authorities, provide epidemiological and statistical support for different projects in our group and receive knowledge in clinical aspects and the registers.

We encourage you to develop your own research projects and collaborations. A successful candidate can adapt easily and collaborate with team members with different knowledge and/or academic backgrounds.

Your profile

We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in epidemiology and statistics. A strong background in register-based analyses, multivariate and longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, causal inference, pharmacoepidemiology, incidence and prevalence trends analysis is appreciated.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.


  • You should have a PhD in medical science, medicine, epidemiology, health economics, physics, computer science, econometrics, pharmacoepidemiology, mathematical statistics, statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics or other relevant disciplines.
  • Excellent English writing skills and proven ability to communicate complex information clearly and persuasively.
  • Data management and analysis skills (R, SAS, Stata, SPSS or similar program).


  • Swedish language skills.
  • Experience with registry research and Swedish registries.
  • A track record of successful grant applications.
  • Knowledge of Swedish healthcare organization.
  • Interest in developing new projects and methods.
  • Documented experience and interest in managing and working with Big Data. 

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.

Location: Flemingsberg

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
Division of Clinical Geriatrics
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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, 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 27th of september 2023

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 Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 2
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3487/2023
  • Sara Garcia-Ptacek, Bitr. lektor,
  • Lina Karlsson, HR-partner,
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO,
  • Carina Eklund, OFR, 08-58582665
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 12.Sep.2023
Last application date 27.Sep.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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