Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset

The Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, pursues undergraduate education, research education and internationally recognized research focusing on common diseases and injuries. The goal of all activities is to improve human health.

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The research group in Pediatrics (Inger Kull) includes around 10 clinically active researchers and PhD students. We use epidemiological as well as a mix of qualitative methods to answer clinically relevant questions in the field of asthma and allergy. We are now looking for a postdoctoral researcher with competence in epidemiology for a temporary position, maximum 2 years.

Your mission

The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in different sub-projects within the large BAMSE study and carry out statistical analyses, prepare manuscripts for publication and present the work at scientific meetings. The duties include participation in data collection and data management. In addition, the work task will include contact with study participants. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to undertake a limited amount of teaching and supervise students.

The postdoctoral researcher will be involved in projects that aim to investigate risk factors for disease development, disease control and consequences of allergic diseases from childhood to adulthood.

The project is based on an ongoing birth cohort (BAMSE) where 4089 participants has been followed from birth and up to young adulthood. (

Your profile

To be eligible for the present position the applicant must have a PhD degree in medical science in the area of epidemiology, as well as experience in epidemiological research. The successful applicant must be able to master basic statistical methods as applied in epidemiology, and be an independent user of statistical software (preferably STATA). If you have knowledge in environmental epidemiology and experience from working with cohort studies, we regard this as a merit.

Furthermore, very good knowledge in English including scientific writing is required. The applicant should also be proficient in Swedish in order to be able to communicate with study participants. We place great emphasis on personal qualities, and 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 results.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. 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) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Your career continues here


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

  • A complete resumé, 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)
  • Verification from the thesis defense committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defense is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

Welcome to apply at the latest 2019-11-17

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

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

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.
Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.
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 Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5062/2019
  • Inger Kull, 08-524 800 02
Union representative
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR, 08-524 810 63
  • Md. Shahidul Islam, SACO, 070-2593446,
Published 28.Oct.2019
Last application date 17.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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