Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We offer an engaging and international research environment where you will have the opportunity to contribute to high quality research at international top level.

At the Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive and related Disorders Across the Lifespan research group, you will find a unique opportunity to work closely with top researchers in the field. Our research program aims to understand the causes and consequences of anxiety and OCD and related disorders using a variety of methods such as genetic epidemiology and brain imaging.

Your mission

The successful applicant will be linked to Professor Mataix-Cols’s research group at CPF. Professor Mataix-Cols’ group conducts multi-disciplinary research (e.g., biological, clinical, social, epidemiological) in the areas of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. The applicant will be involved in the epidemiological projects, which include the study of risk factors, impact of the psychiatric disorders of interest in health and social outcomes, and mortality. The applicant will also be involved in a pharmacoepidemiology project examining the predictors and long-term health consequences of chronic benzodiazepine use.

Primary duties will mainly include data extraction, data management, and data analysis of large population-based registers. The applicant will have full access to the infrastructure of the CNS Department at KI and to the Swedish population registers.

Your profile

Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals. The applicant should have experience in the field of medical or social epidemiology. Proficiency in the use of analytic software such as SAS is required and experience in working with other analytic software (e.g., Stata, R) is an advantage. It is desirable that the applicant has obtained a PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or similar – or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence. The applicant is required to have a proven record of carrying out statistical data analysis with focus on longitudinal modelling of register-based cohort data. Experience working with the Swedish nationwide health and administrative registers and, in particular, with the Swedish Prescribed Drug register is an advantage.

The candidate should be able to take initiative, ensure that project goals are consistently met, be flexible to manage projects effectively, and be comfortable having parallel activities. The applicant must be able to integrate well into the international and multidisciplinary environment. Personal suitability is therefore of great importance.

A temporary full-time position for the period of 1 year is offered. This period can be extended further according to performance and the dynamic needs of the research group.

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.


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Welcome to apply at the latest on November 21st. 

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

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 2-5524/2019
  • David Mataix-Cols, Professor/psychologist,
  • Anna Wendel, HR administrator,
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 07.Nov.2019
Last application date 21.Nov.2019 11:59 PM CET

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