Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The main goal of the research at the Unit of Integrative Epidemiology is to improve the understanding of the causes and consequences of ill health and disease, with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders, and cancer. We strive for multidisciplinary approaches in epidemiologic research and integrate different scientific tools when addressing specific research questions. The Unit seeks an enthusiastic research assistant. 

Your mission

The successful candidate will support and participate in several research projects. The main tasks are data management and cleaning of the collected data, statistical analysis, updating existing databases, documenting data management steps and ensuring databases in our research group have excellent data quality. Other tasks include administrative and organisational assignments. We are looking for someone who feels comfortable in a supporting role.

The ability to work in a highly interdisciplinary and international environment, and to engage in continuous professional development is a must.

Your profile

The successful applicant is expected to have:

  • Formal training in epidemiology or public health
  • Advanced data management and statistical analysis skills using STATA and R
  • Experience in project management, including management of biological specimens
  • Interest in working in an international research group, preferably with experience of international collaborations
  • Excellence in written and verbal communication in English
  • Attention to detail, problem solving ability and social skills are highly valuable
  • Knowledgeable and serious about data protection and GDPR rules
  • Previous experience as a research assistant is preferred 

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. 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: Institute of environmental medicine, Solna 



Welcome to apply.

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. 

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3616/2023
  • Fang Fang, professor ,
Union representative
  • Anne Boström, SEKO , 08-52487579,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR , 08-52487419,
  • Anda Gliga, Nanna Fyhrquist, Saco-S,,
Published 25.Sep.2023
Last application date 09.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

Return to job vacancies