Stockholm, Sweden
28 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för folkhälsovetenskap


At the Department of Public Health Sciences we conduct research, teaching and applied work based on public health science and epidemiology. The research is aimed at analysing health determinants on the population level, and developing and evaluating preventative structural and individualised measures, including legislation and guidelines. The field also includes health economics, health systems research and implementation research. Our activities have a strongly international flavour, and the Department's researchers are scientific advisers to authorities and other decision-makers on the regional, national and international level. The Department is divided into research groups operating within the fields of global health, public health epidemiology and social medicine with a total of 150 employees. In addition, we have around 80 doctoral students. The position is located in the Epidemiology of Psychiatric Conditions, Substance use and Social environment (EPiCSS) research group.

The group consists of approx. 20 researchers. Our ultimate aim is to develop early intervention and prevention of mental ill health, including substance use, by understanding risk/protective factors in the context of the social environment. Apart from examining the overall population we examine specific groups at risk such as children of parents suffering from mental disorders, sexual minorities, and refugees.


We are looking for a statistician/data scientist for the epidemiological research projects conducted within the research group, especially in the area of psychiatric epidemiology. The assignments will include the entire research process; discussions about hypothesis, study design and statistical methods including data base management and statistical analysis.

Entry requirements

The successful candidate shall have a master degree in statistics and have documented experience in psychiatric epidemiological research. Experience of work with large databases and especially health registers is particularly necessary for the positon, as well as good programming skills in eg SAS, R, Stata and SPSS. Good knowledge of English and Swedish is a requirement for the position.

Application process

The application is to be submitted on the Varbi recruitment system.
At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

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.

Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published.

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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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5104/2018

Christina Dalman, Professor/Senior physician, 0722-426892,
Union representative
Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 070-173 85 75,
Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Marcus Stjernström, OFR,

Published 27.Sep.2018
Last application date 18.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET