Karolinska Institutet

Research Specialist in Social Epidemiology

2024-08-06 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Division of Insurance Medicine, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, is a leading center for research about sickness absence, morbidity, work, and life situation. We offer an engaging and international research environment where you will have the opportunity to contribute to high quality research at international level.

The complex research questions demand an interdisciplinary approach, and people with many different backgrounds work in the projects. We also have comprehensive collaborations within Sweden as well as internationally in European countries, USA, Canada, and Australia, including EU-financed projects.

Your mission

We are looking for a research specialist who will work in different projects about associations between life situation, morbidity, and sickness absence. We conduct both observational and intervention studies.

The projects are interdisciplinary and you will work closely with other researchers and statisticians. Your duties will primarily involve analysing data, some data management, writing manuscripts and grant applications. The work will be conducted in collaboration with the PI and other project members, and places high demands on flexibility and good collaboration. You are encouraged to develop your own ideas and work towards advancing your own independent line of research within the area.

Eligibility requirements

Documented experience of epidemiological studies is required for the position. Good knowledge of spoken and written English is essential. The applicant shall show a high degree of conscientiousness, initiative, and independence. The work is done in close cooperation with project managers and other project participants and requires flexibility and good collaboration skills. We also attach great importance to personal suitability. 

Eligible for employment as a research specialist is a person who has demonstrated scientific expertise and has completed a doctoral degree or has a foreign degree that is considered equivalent to a Swedish doctoral degree and documented research work after the defense.

Assessment criteria

It is particularly meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Experience of analyses in, e.g., SAS, STATA, SPSS, or R
  • Skill in scientific writing
  • Experience of working with nationwide Swedish registers

It is meritorious that the applicant has shown

  • Experience within insurance medicine research
  • Experience of working with large databases of survey or register data
  • A structured and flexible way of working
  • Good knowledge in spoken and written Swedish
  • Published in international journals of high quality

After an overall assessment of the expertise and merits of the applicants in relation to the subject area, Karolinska Institutet will determine which of them has the best potential to contribute to a positive development of the activities at KI.

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. Here, 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. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Solna

Read more about the Department of Clinical Neuroscience here 
Read more about the research group you will be part of here


We prefer that Your application is written in English, but You can also apply in Swedish. An application must contain the following documents: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet's qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest August 6th 2024. 

The application must be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all!

Type of employment: Special fixed-term employment
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: Upon agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100 %
City: Solna
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: STÖD 2-2221/2024
  1. Kristin Farrants, Assistant Professor, kristin.farrants@ki.se
  2. Lisa Rister, HR partner, 08-52483287,lisa.rister@ki.se
Union representative:
  1. Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124127
  2. Arsalan Amir, SACO, 0704831165
  3. Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-52484080
Published: 2024-05-27
Last application date: 2024-08-06

Job details

Research Specialist in Social Epidemiology
Nobels väg 6 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-08-06 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-08-06 23:59 (CET)
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