Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to contribute to improved health for persons living with multiple sclerosis (MS). Join our research group in Neuroepidemiology which consists of clinicians, researchers, postdoctoral fellows and PhD students. We are an exciting group working at the intersection between immunology, epidemiology and clinical neurology with researchers who provide a welcoming workplace.

Your mission

The postdoctoral researchers mission is to assist in the study of long-term outcomes in persons with MS exposed to disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) using high-quality prospectively collected data from nationwide registries. Specifically, we plan to evaluate the long-term safety of MS DMTs in the general MS population, and in pregnant women with MS. The proposed work will include collaboration between epidemiologists, statisticians, and clinicians working within the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Neuro Division.

The successful candidate will work with our research team to design and conduct research relevant to the research group’s agenda while receiving advanced training to enhance professional skills and research independence. The time will be devoted to data management and analysis, report and manuscript preparation, and career development. The candidate will be asked to collaborate with others, including graduate students, and provide their expertise in other projects. There are no teaching requirements but opportunities to teach can be facilitated.

Your profile

The applicant must have:

  • Experience with large health-related datasets is a requirement, as well as being an independent programmer with expertise in R, STATA, SAS, or Python and with advanced knowledge of relevant computational or statistical methods.
  • An education in epidemiology/public health or biostatistics.
  • Proven excellent scientific writing skills and strong oral communication skills in English, and organization ability..
  • Ability to initiate, conduct, and publish successful research projects, evidenced by a track record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals in the medical area.

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown:

  • Clinical experience and the ability to communicate popular science as we work closely with patient advocates, clinical researchers and nurses.
  • Knowledge of multiple sclerosis and other neuroinflammatory disease.
  • Strong presentation skills.

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. 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.

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 30 May 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 According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2185/2024
  • Mikaela Hernberg, HR administrator, +46852483047
  • Kyla McKay, teamleader, 0851780000
  • Katarina Fink, teamleader, 0706571789
Union representative
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 070-4831165
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124127
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 23.May.2024
Last application date 26.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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