Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

The research at the unit of Integrative toxicology covers a wide range, from experimental and observational studies through to mathematical modelling and application of such research in health risk assessment. The aim is to highlight areas that are crucial for toxicological risk assessment, with a focus on health and safety at the workplace, indoor air quality and chemical accidents.

Your mission

The postdoctor will be working with systematic analyses of the scientific basis of Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) and Derived No-Effect Levels (DNELs). The research objectives are to identify sources of, and means to manage, bias in the hazard identification and hazard assessment of chemical substances. As a postdoc you are expected to participate in data collection, analysis and authoring of scientific articles in English. The position is temporary for 12 months. 

Your profile

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a degree in toxicology or related field. Knowledge about health risk assessment practices is required. Experience of performing or analysing health risk assessments will be given the highest weight. High weight will also be given to skills regarding communication of research findings through peer-reviewed publications in English. Documented knowledge about chemicals regulation, regulatory toxicology, occupational hygiene, systematic review methodology and/or metanalyses is an advantage.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctoral researcher 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.



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 January 19, 2020.

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 Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6593/2019
  • Linda Schenk, Assistant professor,
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, +46 70-173 85 75
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
  • Anne Boström, SEKO,
Published 20.Dec.2019
Last application date 19.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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