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The Division of Infectious Diseases performs research and education in close collaboration with the Karolinska University Hospital. The research teams address a wide range of infectious diseases using clinical, epidemiological, and experimental approaches.

The Färnert research group focuses on clinical and immunological aspects of parasitic and other infections. The group is currently pursuing a study to develop automated algorithms to improve the detection of helminth infections in individuals diagnosed with eosinophilia and is therefore seeking a research assistant who will focus on the development of such algorithms using clinical indicators extracted from the journal records.

Your mission

The research assistant will focus on data cleaning, data management and data analysis of a research dataset. The applicant will perform statistical analyses to explore the associations between helminth infections with socio-demographic and clinical parameters. The applicant will also perform manual annotation of journal records to evaluate clinical parameters. As part of the project the applicant will develop several algorithms that predict helminth infections.

Your profile

The applicant should have an MSc degree in epidemiology, as well as knowledge and hands-on experience in the epidemiology of helminth infections and managing and analysing big datasets with statistical software (i.e., STATA or R). A medical degree and previous work with helminth infection epidemiology is an advantage.

The group is seeking a highly motivated research assistant. The candidate is expected to be well organized and able to work independently. The project is pursued in an interdisciplinary environment and good collaborative skills are necessary. Fluency in English is mandatory.

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. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.


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 Anna Färnert , based at the new research laboratories at BioClinicum on the Karolinska University Hospital site in Solna and under the supervision of Ana Requena-Méndez,

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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. 

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Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Part-time
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 50 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-1122/2023
  • Anna Färnert,,tel+46851775285
Union representative
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,
Published 13.Mar.2023
Last application date 27.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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