Karolinska Institutet

Senior Lecturer in biostatistics

2024-08-26 (Europe/Stockholm)
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- with focus on research

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

At Karolinska Institutet (KI), you have the possibility to develop research in biostatistics in an epidemiological research environment. Here, you also have the possibility to lead and develop education in biostatistics. Welcome to a leading research environment within biostatistics and epidemiology at the department of medicine, Solna (MedS).

Description of the subject area

The Department of Medicine Solna (MedS) has a well established and strong research profile within biomedicine and clinical medicine at a high international level. The division of clinical epidemiology (KEP) at MedS holds clinical, epidemiological and biostatistical expertise with the goal to reach increased knowledge and improve treatment of a range of disease groups. At KEP, translational, clinical and epidemiological research is conducted with the aim to deepen our knowledge of mechanisms of disease development, and to improve our ability to predict disease risk and prognosis. Above all, the research aims to improve health care and patient management, for example through answering questions about safety and efficacy of different treatments.

KEP is also part of Clinicum at KI, which is a broad initiative to support and strengthen methodological competence among researchers at KI and Region Stockholm.

Your mission

The position is oriented towards research.

We are now searching for a Senior Lecturer in biostatistics, where the position includes responsibility to lead and further develop the subject area of biostatistics at KEP.

You are expected to perform biostatistical research in the intersection with epidemiology and lead the development of biostatistics as a subject area at the division of clinical epidemiology (KEP)

Since a specific aim of the position is to strengthen coordination and leadership of scientific competence in biostatistics, you are also expected to take active part in the strategic leadership of biostatistics at KEP and within Clinicum at KI.

The position further includes planning, execution, and evaluation of educational activities for statisticians and non-statisticians at the master and post-graduate levels.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer with focus on research, in addition to holding a Degree of Doctor, PhD, or having equivalent scientific expertise, the applicant must have demonstrated scientific and pedagogical expertise as well as good leadership and development skills.

The person we are looking for should be an established independent researcher with a university degree in statistics, mathematical statistics, or similar subject,  and with a biostatistical or epidemiological research profile, documented through number and quality of peer-reviewed publications in international scientific journals during recent years The applicant must have received, as principal applicant, national or international research grants in competition and have the potential to secure further grants in the field.

Assessment criteria

The Senior Lectureship has a focus on research. The assessment will weight qualifications as follows: scientific expertise (3), pedagogical expertise (2), leadership, development and collaboration expertise (2).

For employment as Senior Lecturer at Karolinska Institutet, the eligibility requirements and assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure are applied in relation to established profile of employment.

It is particularly meritorious that you have demonstrated

  • Experience of leadership, development and cooperation within biostatistics or epidemiology
  • Experience of teaching in biostatistics or epidemiology

It is meritorious that you have demonstrated

  • Experience of register-based research
  • Experience of commissions of trust
  • Experience of cooperation with health care or the pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience of international research collaboration

It is a requirement that you have completed at least 10 weeks of courses on teaching in higher education, or have gained equivalent competence, as indicated in the recommendations of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institution. If you lack such education at the time of employment, you must undergo such education during the first two years of employment.

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. Since the position aims to develop and lead a scientific area, personal merits such as cooperation skills will be important in the overall evaluation.

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 

Department of Medicine, Solna, Clinical Epidemiology


Your application must contain the following documents in English: a cover letter as well as a résumé and a qualifications portfolio including a description of your research plan, both presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s template (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). You may change or add to your application at any time up to and including the application deadline date. After the deadline, the process closes, and no amendment or addition can be made to your application.

The applications will be reviewed by external reviewers, most often both national and international. For that reason, all the submitted documents should be written in English.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

Welcome to apply!

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

Type of employment: Permanent position
Contract type: Full time
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Solna
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: STÖD 2-1340/2024
  1. Karin Ekström Smedby , karin.ekstrom.smedby@ki.se
Union representative:
  1. Ames Hakam, OFR, ames.hakam@ki.se
  2. Louisa Cheung, SACO, Louisa.Cheung@ki.se
  3. Farzad Hedayaty, SACO-s, farzad.hedayaty@ki.se
Published: 2024-06-26
Last application date: 2024-08-26

Job details

Senior Lecturer in biostatistics
Nobels väg 6 Stockholm, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-08-26 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-08-26 23:59 (CET)
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