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

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The proposed studies will include epidemiologic research of the prevalence, course, and treatment of ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders using multiple datasets in the United States (insurance-claims datasets) and in Sweden (nation-wide registers). 

Your mission

The focus of the work will be on the treatment of ADHD, particularly pharmacoepidemiological studies of the risks and benefits of psychiatric medications for a wide range of behavioral, neurologic, somatic problems, as well as healthcare utilization and costs associated with them.

 The successful candidate is expected to apply advanced epidemiological analytical methods (quantitative genetics and pharmaco-epidemiological approaches) to identify the benefits and risks associated with ADHD treatment interventions across multiple medical and functional outcomes.

The successful candidate is expected to facilitate the collaboration of researchers at Karolinska Institutet, Indiana University, the University of Chicago, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA.

Your profile

  • PhD in psychiatric epidemiology. 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.
  • Advanced data management skills needed for observational studies using register-based data, including data extraction from primary and secondary data sources, data filtering, cleaning, and visualization.
  • Expertise in epidemiological study design/analyses, including quantitative genetic and pharmaco-epidemiological approaches.
  • Expertise in register-based research using Swedish national registers
  • Prior experience from using several of the following statistical software and programming languages: SAS, R, Stata.
  • Prior experience with from research on ADHD and other co-occurring neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Prior experience from working in an international and multidisciplinary research context.
  • A strong publication record is highly desirable.

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.

Solna, you are expected to travel to the US.  


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)

Welcome to apply at the latest 191105

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

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Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5275/2019
  • Henrik Larsson, 08 524 870 02
  • Sara Tiste, 08-524 822 84
Union representative
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 22.Oct.2019
Last application date 12.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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