Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

Liver disease is an expanding and attractive field with many unanswered questions and the potential for long-term scientific careers. The Hagström research group at KI has a long history and focus on clinical and epidemiological studies in the field of liver diseases, especially within non-alcoholic fatty liver disease which currently have a global prevalence of 25%. Within our research group you will find an opportunity to use unique data sets to improve our understanding of liver diseases and contribute to world-leading research.

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 other epidemiologists, clinicians and other research labs, locally and internationally. You will use detailed data from a wide range of sources on liver disease development in Sweden, as well as highly characterized cohorts with genetic and histological information. In particular, we are aiming to improve prediction of development of liver cancer in patients with chronic liver diseases through design and validation of new prediction models.

Your mission

Your main role will be to perform a broad range of analyses of registry- and clinical data on some of the largest cohorts in the field. 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. There will also be an opportunity to engage in teaching for the interested candidate. We are located at the Department of Medicine, Huddinge, which 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 a PhD in fields such as epidemiology or biostatistics, alternatively a strong profile in such fields. 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. Knowledge about developing and validating clinical prediction models is a strong merit, as is competence and previous experience in causal inference for example in emulated target trials. 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 or STATA.

Personal qualities that are considered desirable:

  • A driven personality, willing to make own decisions.
  • Ability to collaborate both within and beyond the group.
  • A 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. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier. 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?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.


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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 2022-07-03.

Interviews are taking place during week 33 and onward.

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 Huddinge
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2639/2022
  • Hannes Hagström,
Union representative
  • Belinda Pannagel, SACO,
  • Mari Giljam, OFR,
  • Elisabeth Henriksson, OFR,
Published 14.Jun.2022
Last application date 03.Jul.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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