Postdoctoral Researcher in Biostatistics

Postdoctoral Researcher in Biostatistics

Sweden 19 Feb 2021
Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet

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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

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

A postdoctoral position is available in the biostatistics group at MEB, Karolinska Institutet. As a member of our group, you will have unique opportunities to develop your own research, while working within one of the largest biostatistics units in Europe.

Your mission

The successful applicant will develop and apply statistical methods in the area of causal inference. The intended line of research is to develop methods for mediation analysis with Mendelian randomization, and to use the developed methods within an applied project of obesity and cardiovascular disease. However, there is some flexibility in the exact choice of research focus. There is a desire that the applicant takes part in teaching at the department, but this is not mandatory. The position is for 2 years with possibility of extension. For more information please contact Arvid Sjölander, see email address below.

Your profile

The main focus of this position is statistical methods development. However, the intention is that the applicant will use the developed methods to analyze real data as well. Hence, it is important that the applicant have, not only a strong aptitude for theory and methods development, but also a focus on practical relevance and usefulness.    

Necessary qualifications:

Meritorious qualifications:

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

What do we offer?

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 better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension. Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months

Contract type Full time

First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse

Salary Månadslön

Number of positions 1

Working hours 100%

City Stockholm

County Stockholms län

Country Sweden

Reference number STÖD 2-314/2021


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Published 22.Jan.2021

Last application date 19.Feb.2021 11:59 PM CET

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