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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 an applied biostatistics group). The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

Your mission

We are looking for an outstanding and motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our research team. The successful applicant will work on projects related to pharmacological treatment in forensic psychiatry. The project will leverage advanced epidemiologic designs and high-quality Swedish registry data. The results are expected to provide critical information for health care providers about the risks and benefits associated with different pharmacological treatment, in order to improve treatment outcomes of patients in forensic psychiatric care.

The postdoctoral researcher will work with an interdisciplinary research team. The main tasks include literature review, data analysis, and results dissemination.

This is a 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 successful applicant is expected to have:

  • Experience in conducting epidemiology studies in forensic psychiatry.
  • Knowledge of the Swedish National Forensic Psychiatric Register (RättspsyK).
  • Ability in formulating research questions based on existing evidence in the field.
  • Experience and interest in working in an international research group. Excellence in written and verbal communication (in English)
  • Ability to collaborate with researchers within and beyond the group.
  • Medical degree and clinical experience in forensic psychiatry are merits.

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.



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.


Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3573/2023
  • Zheng Chang,
  • Adina Nisell,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 19.Sep.2023
Last application date 03.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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