Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics conducts research in epidemiology and biostatistics across a broad range of areas within biomedical science. The department is among the largest of its type in Europe and has especially strong research profiles in psychiatric, cancer, reproductive, pediatric, pharmaco, and geriatric epidemiology and biostatistics.

Your mission

We are seeking a research assistant to support a project with the aim of developing an evidence-based health policy decision system for Sweden and Taiwan. The project is a collaboration between researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and brings together researchers with expertise in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, and health economics. Tasks will include, but are not restricted to, conducting literature reviews, obtaining and cleaning data, performing statistical analyses in Stata and R, contributing to written scientific manuscripts, and administrative tasks related to the project. The position is in the research group of Professor Paul Dickman, who is based at the Solna campus of Karolinska Institutet. This is a position of six months with the possibility of an extension. For more information
please contact Paul Dickman, see email address below

Your profile

The successful applicant should have a degree in public health, epidemiology, or a related discipline. The applicant must be able to communicate fluently, both orally and in writing, in English (the working language of the group in Sweden). It is a merit if you are able to communicate in Mandarin (the working language of the group in Taiwan). The applicant must have experience of data analysis using both Stata and R. Previous experience with flexible parametric models (developed and used by the Swedish group) and iSQoL (developed and used buy the Taiwanese group) 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.

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 Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2048/2020
  • Paul Dickman,
  • Sofia Anderberg,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR, 08-524 810 63
Published 05.May.2020
Last application date 26.May.2020 11:59 PM CET

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