Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet and consists of several divisions that are separated into different research groups. The Clinical epidemiology division is centered around clinical epidemiology where population-based health care data, often supplemented with information from medical records, biological samples and surveys, are used to address questions that aim to improve patient health care and clinical practice. The projects conducted at the division typically have a strong clinical anchoring.

We are now looking for a highly motivated part-time (50%) research coordinator with good programming skills to join our cancer epidemiology group in an ongoing national collaboration for register-based research in lymphoma.

Your mission

The candidate will perform database management and statistical programming and in studies that aim to increase the understanding of lymphoma survival and survivorship issues. The candidate will also contribute to the planning of forthcoming epidemiological studies for example by assisting in the development of study protocols and statistical analysis plans (SAPs), programming and manuscript writing process.

The work will be performed in collaboration with oncologists, hematologists and biostatisticians from Karolinska Institutet and other national collaborators. The candidate will be part of this multidisciplinary research team.

The working language for this position is English.

Your profile

The successful applicant should have a Master degree in epidemiology or biostatistics with sufficient knowledge in statistical programming to perform advanced survival analysis using statistical software (R, SAS or Stata). Experience from working with the Swedish health registers in observational epidemiological studies, and experience and a strong interest in reproducible research is a requirement. Prior experience with lymphoma research is a merit.

Excellent knowledge of spoken and written scientific English and strong presentation skills are essential. In the assessment of the candidates, we place particular emphasis on interpersonal skills.

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.


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 Karin Ekström-Smedby.

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The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  

Permanent position is 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 Part-time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-792/2021
  • Sandra Eloranta,
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 12.Feb.2021
Last application date 26.Feb.2021 11:59 PM CET

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