Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

We are looking for 2 Postdoctoral Researchers to support research in the domains of Nutrition, Behavioral science, and Epidemiology within the IMPACT research group (Innovative use of Mobile Phones to promote physical activity and nutrition across the life span). The group has wide research interests, spanning from clinical trials to healthy population studies in children and adults, to cohorts and registry studies, to real world data collection and analytics. In all cases we focus on the use of modern analysis techniques and technologies to monitor behavior and support behavioral change. The successful applicants will be working under the supervision of Professor Marie Löf and Researcher Ioannis Ioakeimidis, within the scope of various, recently funded, National Swedish and EU research projects. These positions will combine tasks within eHealth clinical and real-world studies, for lifestyle related analytics and interventions, as well as large cohort and registry dataset management and analysis.

Your mission

As one of the two Postdoctoral Researchers you will be leading and conducting eHealth and mHealth studies where hardware and software is implemented in clinics, in family environments, as well as schools and community events. Alternatively, you will primarily be responsible for analyzing large cohort and registry datasets with lifestyle behaviors and writing manuscripts for a new research program. In all cases the candidates will work in a multidisciplinary team. Administration, management, ethical application writing and technical reporting for research projects (Swedish National and EU) are also part of the responsibilities, in all cases. Furthermore, you will be responsible for supervising doctoral and master students’ projects and may also have pedagogical responsibilities in the form of leading and teaching on Bachelor, Master’s, and Doctoral level in KI.  

Eligibility requirements

We are searching for two candidates who fulfill as many of the requirements below. We will examine all the relevant applications irrespective of some missing qualifications.

The list of skills that we are interested in are: 

  • A solid background in nutrition, epidemiology, biostatistics, or relevant health science domains.
  • Experience with eHealth and mHealth research, including validation studies, randomized controlled trials and intervention studies (for one of the positions).
  • Experience working with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, including data processing and visualizations.
  • Experience with registry and cohort study analytics.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills (English).

Bases of Assesment

Your scientific expertise in the areas of nutrition, epidemiology, biostatistics, or relevant health science domains will be the most important when assessing candidates. The successful candidates should have documented – and by referees supported – experiences in: i) handling and analyzing large datasets (cohorts and national registries), preferably with exposures related to lifestyle behaviors, and/or ii) use of eHealth and mHealth methodologies for behavioral monitoring, modelling, and modification. Technical capabilities, as well as prior Project management experience are merits, but not solid requirements. Experience with collaborative EU projects will be a strong merit for one of the positions. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are required, and similar skills in Swedish are welcome, but not required. Extra weight will be placed on your data management and analysis skills, especially for large datasets.  Finally, documented experience in acquiring own external grants will be considered as a strong merit.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a 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: in the Neo building on the south Campus of KI in Flemingsberg.

Department of Biosciences and Nutrition
The IMPACT research group

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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 6 October 2023.

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
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3501/2023
  • Marie Löf, Professor, +46-8-52481095
  • Ioannis Ioakeimidis, Researcher, +46-73-5056651
Union representative
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, +46708620230
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-52481012
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-52484080
Published 15.Sep.2023
Last application date 06.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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