The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

We now seek a qualified new member for the Applied Biostatistics group (ABS), a consulting unit that provides statistical support for researchers and students in epidemiology at MEB. The ABS is part of the larger biostatistics group at the department, which consists of ca. 40 people with varying background.

Your mission

As a member of the ABS, you will work in research projects in a wide range of epidemiological applications. Your main tasks are:

  • Contributing statistical expertise to epidemiological research at MEB. This involves planning, design and analysis of studies, as well as interpretation and presentation of results in scientific articles.
  • Providing practical support and supervision in statistics and programming for researchers and PhD-students
  • Participating in teaching, subject to requirements and interests.

This position can to some extent be adapted to your competence, experience and interests. There are also possibilities for pursuing your own research in biostatistics and epidemiology as part of your employment.

Your profile

We expect you to have a degree in statistics, mathematical statistics or a related field, at least five years of experience in applied biostatistics and expertise in at least one of the statistical programs SAS, Stata or R. As working with people in other professions is a large part of this job, you need to be structured and self-reliant, and able to work on multiple projects in parallel. Excellent communication skills and good command of spoken and written English are important. We expect you to be motivated to expand your knowledge in biostatistics, epidemiology and medicine, as required.

We consider experience in the following areas to be additional qualifications for this position: PhD in biostatistics/statistics/mathematical statistics; co-authorship of scientific publications; own research in epidemiology, medicine or biostatistics; teaching biostatistics; supervision of junior researchers and PhD students regarding statistical methods and use of statistical software; register-based research; statistical consulting; secure data management; reproducible research and version control.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.



Welcome to apply at the latest 2019-10-28

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

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employment Vakituinen
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5133/2019
  • Sofia Anderberg, 08 524 870 02
  • Cecilia Lundholm, 0852486194
Union representative
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR,
Published 14.Oct.2019
Last application date 28.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

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