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

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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-, and geriatric epidemiology and biostatistics. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

We seek a postdoctoral researcher who will contribute to the unit of kidney epidemiology led by Prof Juan Jesus Carrero ( The main goal of research activities in his team is to improve the understanding of the causes, consequences and management of acute and chronic kidney diseases.


We seek a dedicated and creative postdoc to join our team, someone committed to furthering knowledge of drug safety/effectiveness, particularly in the cross-section between cardiovascular and kidney diseases. The applicant will be part of a team of researchers working on real-world evidence analyses on the use of cardiovascular-related drugs of recent implementation, such NOACs, SGLT2 inhibitors or high-potency statins. The research involves drug utilization analyses, as well as comparative effectiveness and safety, with special focus on how these may be compromised in patients with chronic kidney disease. Analyses are to be carried out in the Stockholm CREAtinine Measurements (SCREAM) project, a longitudinal administrative healthcare utilization cohort from the region of Stockholm (2.2 Million inhabitants) which is enriched with complete information on undertaken laboratory measurements. The postdoc will develop these projects in close collaboration with other senior colleagues at Karolinska Institutet including Prof. Paul Hjemdahl, Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Karolinska University Hospital.

The ideal candidate should have obtained, within the last 2 years, a PhD in Medicine, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Pharmacology, Pharmacy or related. He or she should have demonstrated experience in biostatistics and epidemiology, as well as on the use of statistical software such as STATA or R. Previous experience in pharmacoepidemiology research is not a requisite, but will be prioritized. Writing and communication skills, as well as capacity to interact and work within a team will also be evaluated and ranked.

Entry requirements

Scholarships for postdoctoral qualification can be established for foreign researchers who place their qualifications in Sweden. The purpose of scholarships for postdoctoral qualification is to promote internationalization and contribute to research qualification after a doctorate or equivalent.
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent.
To be eligible for a postdoctoral scholarship, the person must have obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctorate. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) start date of the post doctoral education.

The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish doctorate or higher.

Location: Solna

Type of scholarship

The amount is tax free and it is set for twelve months at a time, paid out on a six months basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable. If the COVID-19 pandemic allows, incorporation may take place already in the autumn of 2020.

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

  • A complete curriculum vitae, 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)
  • A reference letter

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

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First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Semiannually
Reference number STÖD 2-2225/2020
  • Juan-Jesus Carrero,
  • Sara Tiste,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR,
Published 15.May.2020
Last application date 31.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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