Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for the Aging Epidemiology group at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. The research in the group concerns several different areas, such as markers for biological aging and pharmacoepidemiological studies. Our main research interest is biological aging; how to measure it in population-based cohorts and how to understand causal relationships between aging and age-related diseases (geroscience).

Your mission

The candidate will investigate the interplay between genes and environment in older individuals. Specifically, analyzes of longitudinal data will be performed to verify the drug's impact on aging by measuring cognitive function, frailty, functional aging, clinical biomarkers, anthropometry, telomere length, epigenetic data and genotypes.

This is a full-time temporary position for 2 years.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. 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.

The applicant is expected to have:

  • A doctoral degree related to epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology, or aging.
  • A formal education in epidemiology, pharmaco-epidemiology, public health or a closely related field.
  • A strong research background in aging, pharmaco-epidemiology, epidemiology or related.
  • Experience with methods in biostatistics and epidemiological research.
  • Experience with registry-based data and/or genetic data.
  • Excellent data management skills in R, SAS and/or Stata.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English.

We stress research expertise when assessing applicants. In addition, great emphasis will be placed on collaborative ability, ability to work independently, and personal suitability. We attach great importance to personal qualities in this recruitment.

What do we offer?

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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. 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: Solna


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)

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


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3572/2023
  • Sara Hägg,
  • Adina Nisell, HR-partner,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 19.Sep.2023
Last application date 04.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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