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

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Research Group

The research group of aging epidemiology is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including molecular and genetic epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, as well as twin and family studies. The group contains about 18 people - from senior professor to PhD- and master students - with five different PI´s collaborating on many research topics within aging. Research interests are biological aging, frailty, genetics of dementia, polypharmacy in the old and many more. The position as a bioinformatician will be an important cog in the wheel with participation in many ongoing projects.

Your mission

The candidate bioinformatician will work within the research group of aging epidemiology and provide support and analytical expertise in the ongoing projects. Depending on the interest of the person, there will be an opportunity to pursue a number of different research questions in aging using large-scale data such as genotypes, DNA methylation data, sequencing data, biomarkers and national registry data. For more information please contact Sara Hägg, see information below.  

This is a one year position with possibility of extension.

Your profile

A PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics or similar. We stress experience of working with large-scale data and training in appropriate methods. Knowledge in statistical software such as R, Stata and SAS is essential. Experience from working in a Unix/Linux cluster environment is preferred.

Strong analytical skills and training in epidemiological methods, omics analyses and biostatistics is a requirement to be a good candidate for the position. Experience in using large-scale data and knowledge in programming is a merit, as these skills are also valuable for the research projects, as is an interest in aging.

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
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1179/2020
  • Sara Hägg,
  • Sofia Anderberg,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08-524 871 84,
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR,
Published 06.Mar.2020
Last application date 27.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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