Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Chronic inflammatory skin diseases are a major cause of global disease burden and a major challenge for modern medicine due to their complexity and impact. Substantial progress has been made in these diseases regarding the development of highly specific, and effective therapy option; however, treatment decision is still made on a subjective “best fit model” by the treating physician and precision medicine is not established in the field. One major reason for this may be the heterogeneity of psoriasis and AD, as both diagnoses most likely comprise several endotypes based on different genetic susceptibility loci, trigger factors, and immune phenotypes relevant for disease pathogenesis. Join us to re-define and extend endotypes and their health impact including associated comorbidities as well as to generate more accurate and personalized prediction of unmet needs and disease courses in chronic diseases - using psoriasis and atopic dermatitis as case studies.

Your mission

We are seeking an individual for a research position related to chronic inflammatory skin diseases who has training and experience in dermatology and epidemiology or a related field. This research opportunity will be focused primarily on disease endotypes and epidemiologic research tools. The position will have the opportunity to collaborate with a variety of dermatologists, epidemiologists, clinician-scientists, biostatisticians, and social scientists at Karolinska Institutet as well as other institutions. The position will be located at the Karolinska Institutet.

Your profile

The ideal candidate will be interested in an academic research career conducting epidemiologic and public health research related to dermatology research.  The candidate will have:

  • Board-certified (or equal) dermatologist with at least 5 years experience
  • Strong training in epidemiologic und public health methods (PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health or equivalent, Master in Public Health or equivalent) 
  • Familiarity with statistical software
  • Strong experience in quantitative and qualitative research focusing on chronic-inflammatory skin diseases
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently with motivation to make a difference
  • Proven successful acquisition of third party grants

A person is eligible to be appointed Researcher if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence, as well as documented research after the defense of his or her doctoral thesis.

Bases os assessment

We stress research expertise when assessing applicants.

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 Prof. Kilian Eyerich, Dermatology and Venereology. 

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We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

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 Part-time
First day of employment omg
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2153/2021
  • Kilian Eyerich,
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
Published 30.Apr.2021
Last application date 14.May.2021 11:59 PM CET

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