Karolinska Institutet, The Institute of Environmental Medicine

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.

Unit of Occupational Medicine
The aim of our research is to identify and prevent chemical, physical, ergonomic and psychosocial health hazards in the work environment. Our main activities include research, education and dissemination of information. The research groups at the unit are multi-professional and include epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians, psychologists sociologists, physiotherapists, civil engineers, public health specialists and others. The unit takes part in education of medical students, occupational health nurses and physicians, and specialists in occupational and environmental medicine. The unit is closely associated with the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Stockholm County Council.

The research assistant is expected to conduct research in occupational epidemiology using large population registers and a variety of statistical methods. There are several ongoing research projects but main duties are in projects investigating risk factors and under-reporting of occupational injuries as well as non-standard employment relationships and health. Both projects involve researchers from other universities in Sweden and abroad.  The assistant is expected to assist the PI in day-to-day operations of international research projects and guide PhD students in statistical methods. The assistant will also produce and write research results in collaboration with other researchers on the team. The position is a temporary for 1 year. 

To be eligible the applicant must have:

Masters degree in statistics or epidemiology Experience in managing large datasets Advanced skills in STATA and/or SAS

We invite talented and enthusiastic applicants with good knowledge in survey-based and register-based epidemiology, preferably with experience in the area of occupational and environmental medicine with a focus on non-standard employment and emerging challenges on the labor market. The applicant should have advanced knowledge in the field of epidemiology and biostatistics. The applicant will need to both feel comfortable with working in teams and demonstrate good interpersonal skills and also be independent enough to formulate new hypotheses and critically examine the obtained results. 

Application process
The application is to be submitted on the Varbi system.

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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Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3836/2019
  • Theo Bodin , theo.bodin@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 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 08.Jul.2019
Last application date 22.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CET

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