Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Would you like to contribute to improve health for women and their infants? If so, join our research group in reproductive epidemiology which consists of researchers, postdocs and PhD-students conducting studies related to pregnancy, delivery and the neonatal period using national population-based health and quality registers. We are an expanding and exciting group with clinical researchers who will provide you with a welcoming workplace with inspiring biostatistical assignments for improvement of maternal and infant health.

Your mission

This position is intended to further strengthen and expand our world leading research in the fields of reproductive epidemiology. In particular, the statistician will: 

  • Carry out applied statistics including close collaboration with junior and senior researchers to provide support and advice to ongoing research in terms of statistical analyses methods to be used.
  • Assist with statistical expertise and analysis in multivariable regression and prediction models using advanced and cutting-edge statistical methods.
  • Contribute to fundraising activities and funding proposals to ensure sound statistical methods are being used.
  • Together with the Clinical Epidemiology Division’s statisticians, contribute to the development of methods in biostatistics.
  • Carry out other tasks as required by the team lead Olof Stephansson.

Apart from responsibility for data handling and statistical analysis in observational research projects conducted by the group, the position can be combined with own research or research education.

Your profile

Education:  The successful applicant should have a MSc or higher degree in biostatistics, statistics or epidemiology. A background in the medical sciences is desirable but not essential.

Skills: The applicant should have

  • Extensive knowledge in biostatistics and statistical programming to perform advanced data management and statistical analysis using SAS, STATA, R or equivalent software (essential).
  • Several years of work experience with applied biostatistics in epidemiology or similar areas in the medical field (essential).
  • Experience of working with large databases, such as the Nordic national health or quality of care registers (essential).
  • Ability to initiate, conduct, and publish successful research projects, evidenced by a track record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals in the medical area (essential).
  • Knowledge of reproductive, maternal and perinatal health (desirable).
  • Strong presentation skills (desirable).

 Language skills: Expert knowledge in both written and spoken scientific English is essential. Skills in spoken and written Swedish is desirable but not essential to the position.

Other skills: In the assessment of the candidates, we place particular emphasis on interpersonal skills

For applicants wishing to combine work as a statistician with an independent line of research, this will be possible within the position but will require specific funding.

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 position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group of reproductive epidemiology which is a young and rapidly growing group at the Clinical Epidemiology Division and includes 30 professionals, including researchers, postdocs and PhD-students. Our research focuses on risk factors and interventions during pregnancy, childbirth and the neonatal period as well as outcomes for mother and infant. We have a strong collaboration with clinical departments, including paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and other national and international research groups as well as other organizations like the World Health Organisation (WHO). The group has extensive experience in research in perinatal outcomes using advanced methods in biostatistics and clinical epidemiology. Please see the research group’s homepage at Karolinska Institutet for more information on our research (


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
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1440/2020
  • Olof Stephansson, +46 70 748 78 25
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
Published 19.Mar.2020
Last application date 29.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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