Research Assistant, Clinical Neuroscience

Stockholm, Sweden
09 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS) conducts research and education in the field of neuroscience from the molecular level to the society level. The clinical research and education is conducted in collaboration with other research groups from the Karolinska Institutet, with other universities as well as the Stockholm County Council.

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Christian Rück’s research group in the Division for Psychiatry focuses on making a difference for psychiatric patients by:

  1. Developing innovative treatments, evaluate them in trials and then implement them internationally.
  2. Understanding the origins and consequences of mental disorders, especially OCD and related disorders
  3. Understanding who responds to CBT by means of analyzing large amounts of multimodal data including genetic data and using AI to optimize prediction.

We have aggregated rich phenotypic data on 4000 patients treated with CBT and are also part of a large NIH-funded study (NORDiC) on the genetics of OCD and related disorders. Professors James Crowley and Manuel Matheisen are affiliated to the group and we work very closely with Prof. David Mataix-Cols’ and Prof. Patrick Sullivan’s groups at Karolinska Institutet. We now want to add research assistant to our trans-disciplinary team.  


We are looking for an individual who can manage register and genomics data together with our partners. The successful applicant is expected to be involved in several projects in in our larger project on treatment response in CBT. In this project data on 4000 individuals have been gathered including genetics, phenotypic data over multiple time-points and register data. The applicant would also be involved in the NORDiC study to answer questions about disorder etiology. Another data source is the Swedish Twin Registry with multiple cohorts with relevant data regarding OCD and related disorders. The applicant would also be involved in the numerous consortia and collaborations that we take part in and experience in such processes is valuable

Entry requirements

The applicant should have obtained at least a masters degree in in epidemiology, public health, bioinformatics, or directly related field and experience with register-based data is requirted. Formal training in psychology is expected as understanding psychological treatments is essential for this post. The research assistant will be expected to manage studies, enter and quality control data, take part in analyses and prepare manuscripts for publication. The applicant should have experience in conducting research studies in epidemiology or genetics.

Application process

The application is to be submitted in 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 Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment December
Salary Monthly Salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-6158/2018

  • Christian Rück, Research group leader,
  • Anna Wendel, HR Administrator,

Union representative

  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,

Published 08.Nov.2018
Last application date 18.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET