Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Researcher in occupational 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. 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 a researcher who will conduct studies within occupational epidemiology and insurance medicine. The work will be conducted in collaboration with other researchers in the group. The researcher will mainly work with study planning, data management and statistical analysis, manuscript writing, and grant applications.

Your profile

A person is eligible to be appointed Senior Researcher if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence, as well as documented research after publicly defending his or her doctoral thesis corresponding to qualification as Assistant professor.

The successful candidate must have experience of register and epidemiological research. Extra merit is given to applicants with previous experience of research in the areas of occupational epidemiology, insurance medicine or occupational medicine and experience within data management and analysis using, e.g., SAS, STATA, SPSS, or R. Excellent English skills are a requirement. The work involves both independent tasks and close collaboration with others and therefore demands independence and flexibility as well as good teamwork and communication skills. Moreover conscientiousness and capacity for initiative is important. 

Bases of assessment

We stress research expertise when assessing applicants.

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 Mitterdorfer-Rutz’s research group  


An application must contain the following documents in English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio.

Welcome to apply at the latest April 14, 2020.

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Quote Reference: 321728