Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

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

We will collect a novel complete social network data from schools and study how health behaviors (traditional and alternative nicotine product use) spreads in social networks. Our team is truly interdisciplinary combing epidemiology, statistics, and social sciences.

Your mission

The research assistant will organize data collection, collect the data in schools, clean the data, and contribute to the analysis and writing the reports of the first findings.

The position is temporary for 6 months with the possibility to be extended for 6 more months.

Your profile

The ideal candidate should have an interest in social epidemiology or sociology. Good writing skills is important and basic statistical knowledge is necessary too. The candidate needs good skills in English and Swedish, both written and spoken. Previous experience in organizing research or data collection (especially in a school setting) is desirable.

We attach great importance to personal qualities in this recruitment. We hope to find a research assistant who will be self-motivated, organized, and able to interact and contribute to a team. We expect the candidate to take an active role in the project and be willing and able to work independently.

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. 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


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 Temporary 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 2-1970/2024
  • Márta Radó, Biträdande Lektor,
  • Paul Lichtenstein, Professor,
  • Cecilia Westman Betnér, HR-partner,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 08.May.2024
Last application date 29.May.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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