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The Unit of Occupational Medicine conduct research within the field of work environment and health ( The aim of our research is to identify and prevent chemical, physical, ergonomic and psychosocial health hazards in the work environment. Our main activities include research, education and dissemination of information. The research groups at the unit are multi-professional and include epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians, psychologists, sociologists, physiotherapists, civil engineers, public health specialists and others. The unit takes part in education of medical students, occupational health nurses and physicians, and specialists in occupational and environmental medicine.

We are looking for a collaborator who want to work in studies about life-course epidemiology with focus on mental health development into adulthood. You will be stationed in a clinical research group active at the Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (CAMM) at Stockholm Region, but be employed in the Occupational Medicine unit at IMM, Karolinska Institutet. Both IMM and CAMM are located in and near the Karolinska Institutet Solna Campus. The employment is temporary for 12 months. 

Your mission

As a Post doc or Researcher you will work in the following area:.
Mental health in adolescence and the paths ahead. An ecological life course approach to mental health development into adulthood. You will participate in a research program whose overall purpose is to analyse the importance of mental health in adolescence for well-being and health status into adult age. The proposed programme applies data from an outstanding 32-year prospective cohort study of school-leavers with uniquely high continuing participation rate.

The work is focused on developing an ecological life course framework of mental health by conceptual integration of Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory of human development and life course epidemiology and to apply this framework in our research.

Your profile

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.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with a strong interest in life-course epidemiology and theoretical development. By the start of your employment, you should have a PhD in Medical Science, Public Health, Work Life Sciences, Sociology or similar. You should have a relevant background in Occupational and Environmental Medicine or public health, epidemiology and / or medicine. You can, for example, have a medical degree, a master’s degree in Public Health or in Occupational Safety and Health, Work Life Science with epidemiology focus or Biostatistics. Previous experience in epidemiological research is a requirement. Good skills in statistical software, such as SAS, R or STATA are required. It is also a requirement that the applicant can express him- or herself well in English both orally and in writing. Competence in theoretical development and in qualitative analyses is a merit. Also, basic knowledge in Swedish is a merit.

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 March 1, 2020.

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

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-636/2020
  • Maria Albin, professor and unit manager,
  • Ann Hammarström, researcher,
Union representative
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
  • Anda Gliga, SACO,
  • Karlhans Che, SACO,
Published 05.Feb.2020
Last application date 01.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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