Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Division of Insurance Medicine, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet is an internationally leading centre for research about different aspects of sickness absence, morbidity, work, and life situations. You will have the opportunity to work near top researchers within the sickness absence field and contribute to high quality research at an international level.

The complex research questions demand an interdisciplinary approach, and people with many different backgrounds work in the project. We also have comprehensive collaborations within Sweden as well as internationally, including in EU-funded projects. There are opportunities for international guest researcher visits.

Your mission

We are looking for a postdoc who will work in different projects about sickness absence in different life situations, ages, and occupations. The position involves participating in, planning, and conducting studies based on register data. Your duties will primarily involve analysing data, some data management, and writing manuscripts and grant applications.

The position is a full-time position for 2 years, with a possible extension.

Your profile

Documented experience of epidemiological studies is required for the position. Experience of working with large databases of register and/or survey data as well as analyses in, e.g., SAS, STATA, SPSS, or R, are meriting for the position. Experience of working with nationwide Swedish registers and research within the insurance medicine area are particularly meriting. Good knowledge of spoken and written English is essential, and knowledge of Swedish is meriting. The applicant should show a high degree of conscientiousness, initiative, and independence. The work will be conducted in collaboration with the PI and other project members, and places high demands on flexibility and good collaborative abilities. We also attach great importance to personal suitability. 

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a Swedish 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. Here, 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.

Location: Solna

Read more about the Department of Clinical Neuroscience 
Read more about the research group you will be part of  


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)

Welcome to apply at the latest August 6th 2024. 

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 Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2222/2024
  • Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Head of Division,
  • Kristin Farrants, Assistant Professor,
  • Lisa Rister, HR partner, 08-52483287,
Union representative
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 0704831165
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124127
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 27.May.2024
Last application date 06.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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