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?

Your mission

Statistical analysis of clinical and epidemiological data using a range of study designs and statistical models; analysis of a wide range of data sets from real world research, national registers and publicly-available sources; investigations using simulation and Monte Carlo methods; development of software tools for epidemiologists in Stata and R; graphical display and typesetting. This is a position of six months with possibility of extension. 

Your profile

  • MSc or PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or epidemiology, or Masters in epidemiology or public health with significant methodological and computational components.
  • A broad knowledge of observational study designs and the common statistical models used in their analysis.
  • Experience of different data sources/structures in areas of health and clinical research.
  • Skills in R and Stata statistical software and Latex typesetting.

Personal characteristics

  • Well-informed and curious concerning medical research, particularly epidemiology, public health, and statistical reasoning.
  • Good document management and data management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Good communications skills and ability to collaborate.

Questions regarding the role, please contact Marie Reilly. Contact information can be found below.

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.

Location: Solna


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 Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-736/2020
  • Marie Reilly,
  • Sofia Anderberg,
Union representative
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08-524 871 84,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-52486199
Published 10.Feb.2020
Last application date 02.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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