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At the Clinical Epidemiology Division, one of our research groups works with clinical epidemiological research on rheumatoid arthritis and other chronic inflammatory diseases, in close collaboration with translational and clinical rheumatology researchers at the department, at KI at large, nationally and internationally. Our work focuses on the (clinical) epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), with a focus on personalized treatment in RA. We use a combination of data from registers, clinical, genetic, serological and lifestyle data, and advanced computational models. 

We are now looking for a new colleague to help coordinate our research data collections and various research projects. The role includes administering our research data collections, including extractions of data for various research projects from these sources as well as contributing with analytical and epidemiological expertise in various projects.

Your mission

The candidate will be a key player in work with management and coordination of our research data collections, mainly related to RA. The role includes management of our research data collections and extraction of data for various research projects where you will also contribute with your expertise on the data as well as epidemiological and biostatistical knowledge. The position will allow you to work in a multinational and clinically oriented research setting where you will have the opportunity to contribute to, and follow the development of, new principles for therapy and prevention of rheumatic diseases.

Your profile

The successful candidate has at least a master degree in epidemiology (or similar), and doctoral studies in epidemiology is a strong merit. Hands on experience of working with research and/or medical/clinical data is a requirement as is hands-on experience of epidemiological study designs, hypothesis-based analytical approaches and lifestyle and questionnaire data. Previous experience of working with (epidemiological) research data collection is considered a strong merit. Experience with research on chronic inflammatory diseases in general and rheumatic diseases in particular is a merit.

You are structured and organized in your work and know the importance of documentation. You enjoy working in close collaborations with researchers, helping people and you have a service mindset. Fluency in English (oral and written) is a requirement as communication is key part of the job. You are well versed in a programming language suitable for data management, such as R or SAS. Emphasis will be put on communication skills and personal suitability.

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 eleven divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group Chronic inflammatory Diseases at the Clinical Epidemiology Division. Our research group contains well over 30 people (PhD students, postdocs, senior researchers, clinician researchers, and statisticians, with various backgrounds), with a common research interest, namely to study inflammatory diseases using combinations of registers, clinical data and genetic and biomarker data.

You can find more information on our website:

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The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.

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 2-694/2024
  • Helga Westerlind, +46852483354
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
  • Farzad Hedayaty, SACO-s, +46852483367
Published 12.Feb.2024
Last application date 25.Feb.2024 11:59 PM CET

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