Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Main focus of the project will be on pharmacoepidemiological research and causal inference methods using data from national health registers. Specifically, the project aims to investigate the impact of socioeconomic factors on antidiabetic medication use, discontinuation and type 2 diabetes microvascular and macrovascular complications. The research assistant will work closely with the principal investigator Dr. Laura Pazzagli and will be supported by other members of the research project team (including international collaborators). The Pharmacoepidemiology Research Team at the Clinical Epidemiology Division, Department of Medicine Solna, will host the research assistant.

Your mission

The research assistant will work closely with the research team contributing to specific parts of the project such as protocol developments and statistical data analyses.

Your profile

Description of requested requirements and qualifications

  • A master degree in statistics, epidemiology or another research subject relevant for conducting large-scale pharmacoepidemiological register-based studies is a requirement.
  • Good knowledge of causal inference theory and methods is a requirement.
  • Previous experiences with protocol development and data analysis of pharmacoepidemiological studies are requirements.
  • Strong skills in performing data analyses on large-scale health register data using statistical software, such as R, SAS, or STATA are requirements.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are requirements and knowledge of Swedish is considered a merit.

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. 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.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group Division of Clinical Epidemiology, Team Björn Pasternak: Pharmaco-epidemiology. Thriving on substantial expertise in large-scale pharmacoepidemiological register studies, the team has the overall objective of using high-quality epidemiology to help inform evidence-based decisions in clinical practice

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

An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A complete resumé, including previous academic positions and current position;
  • A complete list of publications;
  • A personal letter (no longer than one A4 page, font size 11 or larger) explaining the applicant’s motivations, her/his particular interest in the fields of pharmacoepidemiology, causal inference methods, and socioeconomic determinants of medication use, specification of the skills and personal qualities that may contribute to the successful execution of the project, and a note on when the applicant could start the position.

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

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1164/2023
  • Laura Pazzagli,
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 15.Mar.2023
Last application date 29.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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