Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Annika Bergquist’s research group has a focus on clinical and translational studies in the field of liver diseases related to primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). We are now expanding toward analysis of bigger datasets to study various aspects of the disease ranging from diagnostic, prognostic and more basic biology that require both good statistical and graphical skills. The ultimate goal is to improve patient’s management and provide new biological insight about PSC at the highest international level. For this, we offer a work environment located inside the hospital at the closest proximity to the patients and clinicians performing these investigations. World unique cohorts and datasets have been constituted over the last 20 years and are now fully available for exploration. Proximity and interactions with basic researchers studying various aspects of liver diseases is also part of the translational aspect of the position.  

Your mission

Your main role will be to perform a broad range of exploratory and explanatory analyses of registry, clinical and biological data. This will be done using small or very large cohorts, case-control or longitudinal settings. You will have the opportunity to directly interact on a daily basis with clinicians and researchers studying PSC to discuss, solve problems togethers and answer key clinical and biological questions. At our department, you will have the opportunity to learn, engage and participate in various research forums, outside as well as inside the department.

Your profile

You have, or will have at the start of employment, a PhD with experience in a broad range of exploratory, explanatory multidimensional analyses as well as related graphical representations. The use of R and experience in interactive data display would be a strong advantage.
The candidate should be self-motivated and curious to solve clinical and fundamental biological questions to increase knowledge on PSC and patient’s benefit. Previous experience and knowledge about liver disease is not required but is an advantage. The candidate should be structured and organized, independent, good team player, open-minded and willing to explore new ways of analysis.

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.

The advertised position is a one year contract with great chance of extension.


Read more about Department of Medicine, Huddinge (MedH)
Read more about Annika Bergquist’s 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 9/12 2021.

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


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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 Flemingsberg
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-4716/2021
  • Annika Bergquist,
  • Martin Cornillet Jeannin,
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Mari Giljam, OFR,
  • Elisabeth Henriksson, OFR,
Published 28.Oct.2021
Last application date 09.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET
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