Project Coordinator

Stockholm, Sweden
08 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet


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 research students. This position is located in the Epidemiology of Psychiatric Conditions, Substance use and Social Environment (EPICSS) research group.


The project coordinator will work to develop and maintain the research groups’ resources for epidemiological research, including register- and biosample-based data. Current research interest within the group include characterization of the early life environment (e.g., maternal/fetal immunological status, hormones, and nutritional status) in relation to neurodevelopment and later psychiatric outcomes, such as diagnosis with autism spectrum disorders or schizophrenia.

The project coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the collection of biosamples (for example, blood samples collected during routine medical procedures in Sweden) from biobanks, collecting data on available biosamples (including decisions regarding analytical endpoints and analysis methods, as well as supervision of students and staff within the laboratory), and integrating these data with available register linkage data. When analytical methods are necessary that are not available locally, the project coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the transfer and analysis of samples with other laboratories.

The project coordinator will play a key role in the statistical analysis of biosample and register data, carrying out statistical analyses as well as supervising and instructing students and other researchers in relevant methods. The project coordinator will actively participate in the preparation and publication of manuscripts, as well as coordinate efforts to disseminate research findings to the broader public (e.g., writing press releases with the press office, preparing lay summaries for publication on the group’s website).

The project coordinator will take a leading role in research documentation within the research group in collaboration with the staff statisticians and advanced assistant. The project coordinator is expected to supervise doctoral students, master students, and visiting researchers within the research group. The project coordinator is also expected to teach within the master’s and doctoral programs within epidemiology and biostatistics at KI. The research group is involved in numerous international collaborations, and the project coordinator will be expected to help maintain and to contribute to these collaborations, including project planning, coordination of data sharing and analysis, and publication of results.

Entry requirements

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in medicine, public health, molecular biology, neuroscience, epidemiology, or biostatistics, and have postdoctoral training within the fields of epidemiology/statistics, neuroscience, or public health.

  • Documented research experience and publication history within the fields of epidemiology, molecular biology, and statistics, with a preference for candidates with experience within psychiatric epidemiology or neurodevelopment.
  • Extensive “hands-on” experience in laboratory work, including the use of contemporary methods in proteomics and genetics.
  • Demonstrated experience in research communication, with a preference for candidates that have received training in this area.
  • Demonstrated ability to attract and maintain external funding for research projects.
  • Excellent English language communication abilities, in terms of both speaking and writing.

Application process

The application is to be submitted through 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.

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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 2-6214/2018
Contact Christina Dalman, professor/senior physician,
Union representative

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Published 07.Nov.2018
Last application date 13.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET