Postdoctoral Researcher in Reproductive Epidemiology

Updated: 4 months ago

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of several units that are separated into different research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students. The research has three main profiles: allergy, cardiovascular medicine and inflammatory diseases.

The Clinical Epidemiology Unit is one of the larger units at the department of Medicine, Solna with around 50 employees and 60 affiliated researchers or PhD students. The majority of the researchers are clinically active.

The research group in reproductive epidemiology is a young and rapidly growing group at the clinical epidemiology unit. The group incorporates some 20 people including researchers, postdocs and PhD-students. Our research focus on aetiology, treatment and interventions during pregnancy, delivery and the neonatal period for both mother and child. We have a strong collaboration with clinical departments including obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatrics and other national and international research groups. The group has extensive experience in perinatal outcomes research using advanced methods in biostatistics and clinical epidemiology. Please see Olof Stephansson’s homepage at Karolinska Institutet for more information on our research (

The applicant will be responsible for planning and performing perinatal epidemiological studies. The project includes register-based research using national health register and quality register data. The applicant shall be able to independently perform statistical analysis with various study designs, data management, and write scientific publications.

Entry requirements
We are looking for a highly motivated person with strong competence in reproductive epidemiology and biostatistics.

The application is open for a highly motivated scientist with a strong background and proven expertise in reproductive epidemiology. Applicant should have a PhD degree within the area of medical research and have strong interest in medical and biological problems. The applicant needs to have documented experience in reproductive epidemiology. The applicant need advanced experience in biostatistics using SAS, STATA or R software, as well as knowledge in health register data including register linkages. Experience in supervising students and working with method development are meritorious. The applicant should demonstrate ability to manage simultaneous projects and to interact well with others in the research group.

A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. The term can be extended under special circumstances.

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

  • 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
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  • The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

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