Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting-edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups. 

The unit of intervention- and implementation research for worker health is a multidisciplinary group that consists of researchers in the field of occupational health, occupational health psychology, occupational health economics, health promotion, mental health and musculoskeletal health. The unit combines research on effective methods for the identification of risk factors for ill health and the promotion of health in the workplace. Our research unit is multi-professional with approximately 15 co-workers.

Your mission

We have an opening for a post-doctoral fellow wishing to work on projects aimed at teachers’ work environment and teachers’ occupational health. Your role will include data-cleaning, data-management, advanced statistical analysis and writing scientific articles. In addition, your role will be to support the team with starting up a new project focusing on teachers’ work environment and occupational health, specifically helping with recruitment of participants, and questionnaire development and testing. The position is temporary for 12 months. 

Your profile

We are searching for a highly motivated candidate with a documented commitment to research on teachers’ psychosocial work environment and occupational health. It is essential that the applicant has previous experience in assessing teachers’ psychosocial work environment using work stress models. Experience of both quantitative and qualitative data analysis pertaining to psychosocial work factors in schools is a strong merit. Knowledge of advanced statistical methods and statistical programs in either R, STATA, or SPSS is necessary. It is an advantage if the applicant has previous experience working in schools and is familiar with the various policy reforms that shape the workplace structures found in schools. Excellent communication skills and an ability to interact socially and scientifically with other members of the research unit, as well as collaborators in various networks is essential. The working language is in both English and Swedish. The applicant must be enthusiastic, precise, self-going, and responsible. Personal fit is important.

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.

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.


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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)

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 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1903/2024
  • Lydia Kwak, docent, +46852487129,
Union representative
  • Anne Boström, SEKO, +46852487579,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, +46852487419,
  • Anda Gliga och Nanna Fyhrquist, SACO-S,,
Published 03.May.2024
Last application date 17.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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