Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Postdoctoral Researcher in psychiatric epidemiology

Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Stockholm, Sweden

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

At the Division of Insurance Medicine, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, we study different aspects of sickness absence, health, work and living conditions. Sickness absence affects individuals, health care, insurance organizations, employers, and society. The main focus of the research group MENTE is at the intersection of studies within psychiatric epidemiology and insurance medicine. The performed studies are translational and deal with ethiology, treatment and prognosis of mental disorders and suicidal behaviour. We offer a stimulating scientific environment as well as a possibility to collaborate with other researchers at the division, in Sweden and abroad.

Your mission

We are looking for one or more postdoctoral researchers that are expected to conduct studies in psychiatric epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology and migration research. The work will be conducted in collaboration with other researchers in the group. The postdoctoral researcher will mainly work with study planning, data management and statistical analysis, manuscript writing, and grant applications.

Your profile

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.

The successful candidate must have experience of register and epidemiological research as well as data management and analysis using, e.g., SAS, STATA, SPSS, or R. Extra merit is given to applicants with previous experience of research in the areas of psychiatric epidemiology and/or pharmacoepidemiology. Excellent English skills is a requirement. The work involves close collaboration with others and demands flexibility and excellent communication skills.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.


Read more about the Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Read more about the Division of Insurance Medicine
Read more about Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz’s reserach group


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

  • A complete resumé, 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)

Welcome to apply at the latest March 31, 2020.

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