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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 applied biostatistics group). The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

The research group of aging epidemiology is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including molecular and genetic epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, as well as twin and family studies. The group contains about 20 people - from professor to PhD- and master students - with several different PI´s collaborating on many research topics within aging. Research interests are biological aging, frailty, genetics of dementia, polypharmacy in the old and many more.

Your mission

This research specialist will be responsible for conducting research studies in the areas of molecular and genetic aging epidemiology as well as geriatric pharmacoepidemiology. This includes data processing, data analysis and writing scientific text. You will contribute to starting new studies, generating new data and developing new methods. You will also be involved in supervising students, applying for grants, project management and coordinating national and international collaborations.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for employment as a Research Specialist, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated research expertise as well as have documented research experience after defending their doctoral dissertation.

Assessment criteria

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Experience in writing research applications and ability to independently secure grants.
  • Experience in study design and large-scale data management of studies with multiple data modalities including genetic data, molecular data, Swedish patient registry data and drug data.
  • Previous experience of several research projects and publications in aging epidemiology and pharmacoepidemiology.
  • Previous experience of developing and applying genetic pipelines, such as GWAS, fine-mapping, MR and colocalization to identify novel and repurposing drug targets.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of epidemiological methods (such as cohort, emulated target trial), omics and pharmacoepidemiology.
  • Documented experience with statistical programming tools such as R, STATA, SQL, Linux in a HPC environment and the like.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Experience of supervising students
  • Experience of presentations at national and international meetings and conferences.

We attach great importance to personal qualities in this recruitment. As a person, you are independent, meticulous, analytical, communicative and have excellent cooperation skills.

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

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. 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.



The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

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 Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2391/2024
  • Sara Hägg,
  • Jonas Wastesson,
  • Carina Olofsson Moreno, HR-partner,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 05.Jun.2024
Last application date 20.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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