Research assistant - reproductive pharmacoepidemiology

Research assistant - reproductive pharmacoepidemiology

Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Solna, Sweden

Are you about to finish your introductory university studies as a Bachelor or Master and want to practice your skills in a dynamic environment and learn more about pharmacoepidemiology. Then this position might be the right one for you.

The Department of Medicine, Solna, is one of the largest departments at Karolinska Institutet. The department consists of divisions that are separated into several research groups. The core activities of the department are research, doctoral education and undergraduate education for medical and biomedical students.

Research group
The applicant will be part of CPE, which is led by professor Helle Kieler. CPE was established in 2005, with the explicit purpose to create a centre of academic excellence in pharmacoepidemiology and the centre has since its start met the growing demands, both nationally and internationally, for data on drug safety and drug utilization.

CPE is involved in several international studies focusing on drug treatment during pregnancy and the consequences for mother and her child. A strong team of epidemiologists, statisticians, medical doctors, and post-doctoral researchers exists at the CPE, and international collaborations have been established with researchers around the world in the International Pregnancy Safety Study consortium (InPreSS) and its Nordic counterpart NorPreSS. We now wish to expand the team with a research assistant. For more information about CPE, please see

The projects and the duties
The successful applicant is expected to take part both in scientific and more practical activities such as literature review, assisting with ethic committee applications and data register applications as well as set up international meetings, which are related to conductance of the projects within reproductive pharmacoepidemiology at CPE. In particular, the applicant is expected to be involved in the ongoing studies on drug safety during pregnancy, but also in other activities at CPE.

Specific skills and personal qualities
The successful applicant should be self-motivated, have good written and oral communication skills, and be able to interact effectively and work productively in a team.

  • M.Sc or Bachelor degree in medicine, epidemiology, pharmacy or similar field
  • Fluent in Swedish
  • Knowledge of spoken and written scientific English is essential
  • Experience from using statistical software


  • Experience from the field of pharmacoepidemiology or from reproductive medicine
  • Knowledge from Nordic register-based data
  • Experience from international collaboration

The work requires good collaboration ability and problem solving skills. Personal suitability and experience from research environments are highly valued.

Terms and conditions
The successful applicant will, after recruitment, be employed as a research assistant at CPE for 1 year, with a possibility of an extension of one year.

Application process
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system and must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  • A personal letter, including a short description of research interest and experience (max 2 pages, Swedish or English)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information of 3 references
  • A copy of degree certificates and associated certificates
  • A copy of degree projects and any previous publications

Karolinska Institutet is one of the world’s leading medical universities. Its vision is to significantly contribute to the improvement of human health. Karolinska Institutet accounts for the single largest share of all academic medical research conducted in Sweden and offers the country’s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet selects the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine.
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Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone.
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