Karolinska Institutet

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.

One of the research directions at the Unit of Nutritional and Cardiovascular Epidemiology is focused on advancing knowledge about etiology of chronic diseases and prognosis with emphasis on diet and other modifiable lifestyle factors of great importance for primary and secondary prevention.          The research is based on two large population-based longitudinal cohorts including 110,000 women and men, with information about their lifestyle available from questionnaires and about their health status from health registers, as well as with available biological samples. 

The researcher is expected to conduct studies in nutritional epidemiology with focus on cancer. Duties include statistical analyses of the available longitudinal nutritional data with repeated over time assessments of diet and writing research articles. Hypotheses to be studied are formulated in an ongoing project financed by the Swedish Cancer Foundation.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible for this position if s/he has been awarded a Degree of Doctor (PhD) or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence, and completed postdoc training. The appointed person should primarily be one who has been granted a Degree of Associate Professor or achieved equivalent qualifications.

We look forward that candidate for this position has following qualifications:

  • deep knowledge of human nutrition
  • experience with writing and publishing scientific papers
  • experience from studying chronic diseases
  • substantial experience from statistical analyses of large databases and prospectively collected data
  • experience from nutritional epidemiological studies based on longitudinal cohorts with repeated assessments of diet (documented via own publications)
  • experience of using SAS and Stata programs

Preferably, the candidate for this position already has good knowledge of the Swedish Mammography Cohort (SMC) and the Cohort of Swedish Men (COSM) and has experience from previous use of these databases.

Bases of assessment
We stress research expertise when assessing applicants.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English: Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). 

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

The position is temporary for 5 months. 

Type of employment Visstidsanställning 3-6 månader
Employment expires 2019-05-31
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6576/2018
  • Alicja Wolk, Senior professor , alicja.wolk@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 070-173 85 75 , biborka.bveress@ki.se
  • Anne Boström, SEKO , 08-524 875 79, anne.bostrom@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, 08-524 874 19, niklas.andersson@ki.se
Published 23.Nov.2018
Last application date 07.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

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