The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

The eating disorders research group is a new entity at MEB and has been established under the auspices of the Swedish Research Council to create a World Center for Innovation in Eating Disorders Research at Karolinska Institutet. Our interdisciplinary work spans disciplines and aims to enhance knowledge about the causes, treatments, and prevention of eating disorders.

This research project aims to gain a comprehensive understanding of genetic and environmental factors that contribute to anorexia nervosa via an in-depth study of identical twins who are discordant for the illness. Individuals eligible to be employed as a postdoctoral researcher should have completed their PhD studies within the last seven years. Individuals who graduated earlier could be considered under special circumstances.

Applicants should have a PhD in psychology or related disciplines and have experience working and doing research with individuals with eating disorders. The applicant should be a licensed psychologist. The applicant should be familiar with neuropsychological testing, structured psychiatric diagnostic interviews, microdialysis procedures, fMRI, and genetic and biomarker studies. Fluency in Swedish is a necessity for patient interaction and a track record in writing scientific publications in English is preferred.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible for a position as postdoctoral research fellow if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc.

The position is for 2 years.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work

2. A complete list of publications

3. A summary of previous work with individuals with eating disorders

4. A summary of experience with neuropsychological testing, structured psychiatric diagnostic interviews, microdialysis procedures, fMRI, and genetic and biomarker studies

5. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

6. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

7. Verification of licensure in psychology


The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 80%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3530/2014
  • Sofia Anderberg, 08 524 870 02
Union representative
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84,
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-524 861 99
  • Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO, 08-524 880 75
Published 07.Nov.2014
Last application date 28.Nov.2014 11:59 PM CET

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