Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Metabolic and Inflammatory Liver Diseases (MILES) research group has a focus on clinical studies in the field of liver diseases. We are now expanding to perform more epidemiological studies. Within our research group you will find an opportunity to use unique data to improve our understanding of liver diseases.

We offer an engaging interdisciplinary research environment where you may contribute to high quality research on an internationally competitive level. There is a strong interaction with clinicians and other research labs, locally and internationally. You will use detailed registry-level data on liver disease development in Sweden, as well as highly characterized cohorts with genetic and histological information.

Your mission

Your main role will be to perform a broad range of analyses of registry- and clinical data on large cohorts. You will have the opportunity to work within an interdisciplinary as well as an international setting. At our department, you will have vast opportunities to engage and participate in various research forums, outside as well as inside the department. MedH is an inclusive workplace, encouraging collaborative departmental and interdisciplinary research.

This is a position of two years with possibility of extension.

Your profile

You have, or will have at the start of employment, a PhD in fields such as epidemiology or biostatistics. Previous experience in registry-based research, especially using data from Swedish registries, is an advantage, as is interest and preferably experience with liver disease research. Fluency in English (both spoken and written) is required, while knowledge of Swedish is considered a merit. You are highly proficient in using statistical software such as R, SAS and/or STATA. Knowledge about multistate models and statistical methods for pharmacoepidemiology such as marginal methods, landmark studies and propensity score methods is a merit.

Personal qualities that are considered desirable:

  • A driven personality, willing to make own decisions.
  • Ability to collaborate both within and beyond the group.
  • Good team player with interpersonal skills and a considerate manner.
  • Willing to learn and collaborate with persons outside your own field.
  • Structured and flexible.

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.

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Flemingsberg

Read more about the Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH)
Read more about the MILES research group.


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 2021-02-28.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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 Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-353/2021
  • Hannes Hagström,
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Mari Giljam, OFR,
  • Elisabeth Henriksson, OFR,
Published 25.Jan.2021
Last application date 28.Feb.2021 11:59 PM CET

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