Karolinska Institutet

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 ki.se/meb

The successful candidate will work within a research group with strong skills in advanced epidemiological analyses. The research group uses the unique possibilities in Sweden to perform epidemiological research about sustainable lifestyle and health.

The successful candidate is expected to apply advanced data management skills and statistical analyses of epidemiological data such as cohort studies, case-control studies, survey data as well as randomized clinical trials.

She/he is also expected to prepare tables, figures and draft manuscripts as well as supervise 2-3 students/years (bachelor and master level).

Since part of the research group is situated at Mälardalen University, the candidate is expected to attend meetings at the campus in Västerås a few times every semester as well as to be involved in the ongoing research at Mälardalen University.

Educational background that is required
PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics

Experience and knowledge that is required

  • Advanced data management skills needed for observational studies using different types of data including questionnaire data, clinical data, microbiome etc.
  • Expertise in epidemiological study design and analyses, with focus on nutritional epidemiology approaches.
  • Prior experience from using several of the following statistical software and programming languages: SAS, R, Stata, Excel.
  • Prior experience from research on lifestyle factors and health.
  • Prior experience from working in an international research context.

Application process
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
The employment is for one year with the possibility of extension.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
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Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1578/2019
  • Lina Werner, lina.werner@ki.se
  • Katarina Bälter, Katarina.Balter@ki.se
  • Rino Bellocco , rino.bellocco@ki.se
Union representative
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, ulrika.zagai@ki.se
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, ann.almqvist@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 11.Mar.2019
Last application date 24.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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