Associate Researcher in Epidemiology (PA2024/1786)

Updated: 18 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Jun 2024

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace
The Research Group for Epidemiology and Population Studies (EPI@Lund) is led by Professor Jonas Björk and is located at the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine. We are an interdisciplinary research environment with premises in Tornbladhuset in central Lund. Read more about our research here. 

What we offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. We also have a flexitime agreement that provides good conditions for work/life balance.

Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University

Work duties
The Associate Researcher will conduct continued research in our ongoing research projects with focus on epidemiological monitoring of protection against covid-19, influenza and other infectious diseases in the population and particularly vulnerable groups such as elderly people living in nursing homes. Some teaching on undergraduate and graduate education may occur.

Requirements for employment are:

  • Doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health science or related field
  • Previous documented postdoctoral experience in epidemiology or epidemiological surveillance
  • Previous experience in studies of vaccine coverage and/or vaccine protection against covid-19
  • Experience in population studies linked with national and regional population and health data registers

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Basic knowledge of Swedish

Great emphasis will be held on personal suitability. The evaluation of applicants will take account of their previous publications, research profile, experience and knowledge.

Further information
The employment is a fulltime position (100%) time limited to 1 year starting June 20 or according to agreement. 

How to apply
You apply for the position via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to include a CV with a list of publications, a personal letter describing how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position, and a copy of the PhD diploma and other documents you wish to highlight.

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