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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

The KI Psychiatric Genomics Institute (KI-PGI) is a systematic program established to evaluate the epidemiological, molecular, and cellular effects of genetic risk loci for psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and depression. KI-PGI is located at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) at Karolinska Institutet. The director of KI-PGI is Principal Researcher Lu Yi and co-director is Professor Patrick Sullivan. For more information about KI-PGI projects, please visit

Your mission

For this job, you will collaborate with researchers at MEB, Karolinska Institute to systematically search from literature, and develop algorithms to define risk factors for major depressive disorder (MDD) using different epidemiological data sources. Your primary task will be to 1) collect highly relevant literatures on risk factors for MDD, 2) develop and document the algorithms to define individual-level risk factors, and 3) validate the algorithm derived variables using Swedish Twin Registry and other population-based register data. We seek a full-time research assistant for a time limited period of 6 months. For more information contact Lu Yi. See contact information below.

Your profile

We are looking for someone with strong interest in psychiatry, previous experience with research, and a minimum of master’s degree in biomedical or public health sciences. The applicant should have excellent theoretical knowledge of epidemiology as well as previous research experience in disease epidemiology or randomized clinical trials. Programming in Stata/R is essential. Documented good data cleaning and management skills, organizational skills and previous experience in coordinating recruitment of study subjects are a merit.

The applicant should be reliable, meticulous and able to work effectively in a team as well as independently. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.

What do we offer?

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



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. 


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

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
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 2-1874/2024
  • Lu Yi,
  • Carina Olofsson Moreno, HR-partner,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 02.May.2024
Last application date 17.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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