Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

We are looking for a skilled epidemiologist and project manager who wants to be a part of a dynamic research environment at the intersection of academia, health care, and the private sector.

Your mission

We are looking for a postdoc-level researcher (or similar) to work as a project manager, coordinating and contributing to several pharmacoepidemiological studies in Inflammatory bowel disease. The position would encompass all stages of these projects, from contracting with external parties, writing analysis plans, performing epidemiological analyses, and communicating and writing up scientific reports. In addition to working on these tasks, which will fund the position, we expect the person to be an active part of our academic research group. There will be opportunities for teaching, supervising postgraduate students, and collaborating in other research projects.

Depending on the applicant’s experience and interests, there will be many opportunities for the applicant to engage in scientific projects connected to the other tasks, and/or to combine this work with an independent line of research in pharmacoepidemiology.

Your profile

The successful applicant should have an MSc or higher degree in epidemiology or biostatistics, with experience from planning and executing epidemiological research projects. The applicant should have sufficient knowledge in statistical programming to work independently with data management and statistical analysis using SAS, R or equivalent software.  Experience of working with large databases, such as the Nordic national health or quality of care registers, is a requirement. The position will require interactions with researchers, gastroenterologists, and representatives from pharmaceutical industry; experience from these domains are considered a merit. Excellent grasp of spoken and written scientific English is essential, and strong presentation skills are preferable. Swedish skills are meriting, but not essential. In the assessment of the candidates, we place particular emphasis on interpersonal skills. The perfect candidate would combine an outgoing personality with a structured and detail-oriented mind.

For applicants wishing to combine this position with an independent line of research, a strong track record of the ability to initiate, conduct, and publish successful research projects as lead author in peer reviewed journals is another requirement

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 Professor Johan Askling ( at the Division of Clinical Epidemiology.

More specifically, the position is located in the the inflammatory bowel disease epidemiology research team, led by Associate Professor Ola Olén, MD. The team is devoted to epidemiological research questions that have a strong potential to make a difference in clinical practice and currently consists a group of clinical and other researchers, who seek to help inform decisions in clinical practice through high-quality epidemiological research on the basis of nationwide health care registers and clinical databases.

The team has ongoing collaboration with groups in Denmark, UK, and the US, as well as at other parts of Karolinska Institutet, and all other medical universities in Sweden; are supported by several public funding sources; and, has an outstanding publication track record, which can be found here:


The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

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
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-3188/2021
  • Ola Olén,
Union representative
  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 29.Jun.2021
Last application date 29.Aug.2021 11:59 PM CEST

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