Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

We are looking for a skilled and driven statistician or epidemiologist who would like to be a part of a dynamic research environment at the intersection of academia, health care, and the private sector. He or she wishes to pursue epidemiologic research, has a strong interest in addressing clinical questions through state-of-the-art epidemiological and biostatistical methods.


The inflammatory bowel disease epidemiology research team, led by Ola Olén, MD is devoted to epidemiological research questions that have a strong potential to make a difference in clinical practice. The team is based at the Clinical Epidemiology Division at the Department of Medicine Solna. The division has more than 100 employees/affiliates and is headed by professor Johan Askling, MD, who is also the leader of the larger research group of which the inflammatory bowel disease epidemiology research team is part (

The dynamic Inflammatory bowel disease epidemiology research team, currently a group of clinical and other researchers, seek to help inform decisions in clinical practice through high-quality epidemiological research on the basis of nationwide health care registers and clinical databases. We have ongoing collaboration with groups in Denmark, UK, and the US, as well as at other parts of Karolinska Institutet, and all other medical universities in Sweden; are supported by several public funding sources; and, have an outstanding publication track record, which can be found here:

Your mission

The duties involve developing and producing standardized annual reports of recruitment, patient characteristics, and treatment outcomes, but the applicant would also be expected to be an integral part of our research group by providing additional statistical support to our ongoing research projects and surveillance programs. In addition to the preparation and execution of Statistical Analysis Plans for specific projects, with results intended as internal safety reports or publications in peer-reviewed journals, this will involve giving seminars or contributing to teaching on methodological and statistical topics. Depending on the applicants experience and interests, there will be many opportunities for the applicant to engage in scientific publications connected to these projects, or possible to combine this work with an independent line of research in applied biostatics. The position will be funded by independent academic research grants for prognosis and comparative safety and effectiveness studies of recent immunomodulatory drugs for inflammatory bowel diseases, and via agreements with pharmaceutical industry concerning drug monitoring of current treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.

Your profile

The successful applicant should have an MSc or higher degree in biostatistics, statistics or epidemiology with sufficient knowledge in biostatistics and statistical programming to perform advanced data management and statistical analysis using SAS, Stata, R, or equivalent software based on large-scale register data. We expect the applicant to have several years of work experience with applied biostatistics in epidemiology or similar areas. Experience of working with large databases, such as the Nordic national health or quality of care registers, is essential. The position will require interactions with researchers, clinicians, and representatives from pharmaceutical industry; experience from these domains are considered a merit. Excellent grasp of spoken and written scientific English is essential, and strong presentation skills are preferable. Swedish skills are meriting, but not essential. In the assessment of the candidates, we place particular emphasis on interpersonal skills.
For applicants wishing to combine this position with an independent line of research, a strong track record of the ability to initiate, conduct, and publish successful research projects as lead author in peer reviewed journals is another requirement.

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.


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

Permanent position are initiated by a six months trial period.

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

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
Salary Monthly salary
Working hours 100%
Reference number 2-379/2020
  • Ola Olén,
Union representative
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75
Published 28.Jan.2020
Last application date 16.Feb.2020 11:59 PM CET

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