Karolinska Institutet, Institutet för miljömedicin

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.

The Unit of Biostatistics aims to contribute toward solving health problems and disseminating knowledge and culture of biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet and worldwide. Research, teaching, and collaboration with other researchers are essential parts of its mission. The Unit was established in 2010 at IMM and currently comprises about 20 affiliated researchers, including 1 Professor, 3 Assistant Professors, biostatisticians, post-docs and doctoral students. The Unit is also responsible for the Biostatistics Core Facility at KI and Stockholm County Council. The Unit seeks one or two qualified biostatisticians for new full time positions.

Work tasks
The new biostatisticians will provide statistical support to the Biostatistics Core Facility. The new biostatisticians will participate in

  • planning and designing of research studies
  • statistical analyses and programming
  • interpretation and dissemination of scientific results
  • data management in collaboration with database developers

 The Unit of Biostatistics can provide excellent support and an ideal environment for the new biostatisticians to thrive as researchers and collaborators. The new biostatisticians will be offered the opportunity to be involved in the activities of the Unit of Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet.


A degree in biostatistics, statistics, applied mathematics, or related field is expected. Knowledge of some statistical software (e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS, R, S-plus) is required.  Communication skills are important, as the positions will involve collaborating with non-statistical researchers. The candidate also need to be fluent in written and spoken English. Ability to work on multiple tasks at the same time is necessary.

Interest in professional development in biostatistics is appreciated. Previous experience in research or consulting in some public-health-related area is desirable but not required.

The application for the positions must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. Detailed curriculum vitae, including achieved education degrees with dates, current employment position, previous positions, teaching experience, service work, honors and awards, and a complete list of publications and documented research activities
  2. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  3. A statement of purpose (no more than one page)
  4. Contact information to at least two references

The application must be made through the Varbi recruitment system.

In the case of permanent employment, Karolinska Institutet applies 6 months of probation employment.

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published. Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.

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For more information

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1790/2018
  • Matteo Bottai, Professor , Matteo.bottai@ki.se
Union representative
  • Malahat Mousavi, Saco-S, Malahat.mousavi@ki.se, 08-524 875 24
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se, 08-524 840 80
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, Niklas.andersson@ki.se, 08-524 874 19
Published 29.Mar.2018
Last application date 30.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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