Karolinska Institutet, MEB

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 research group, located at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm is dedicated to research in women’s health with a specific focus on psychological stress and cancer.

Area of responsibilities/description of the position
The research program aims specifically to gain a comprehensive understanding of the determinants and health consequences of severe psychological stress among women, using a life-course epidemiological approach. The research will include 1) a longitudinal cohort study of approximately 50,000 women with repeatedly collected information on lifestyle factors and medical conditions, and 2) registerbased studies focusing on comorbidities between cancer and mental disorders. The postdoctoral researcher should have good background in medicine, preferably women’s health, sufficient experience in analyzing longitudinal cohort studies and register-based studies, and be interested in contributing to an interdisciplinary research group.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in medical science and have experience in performing large-scale data analysis. Clinical knowledge of women’s health will be beneficial. A track record in writing scientific publications in English is preferred. The applicant should be highly collegial, experienced in working in multidisciplinary context, possess exceptional communication and organizational skills, know how to successfully multitask, and should be able to describe past examples of having developed structured approaches to solving unanticipated and complex problems.

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.

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

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.

Application process
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)

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

Reference number 2-2833/2019
  • Sara Tiste, sara.tiste@ki.se
  • Fang Fang, fang.fang@ki.se
Union representative
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, ulrika.zagai@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, ann.almqvist@ki.se
Published 15.May.2019
Last application date 25.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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