Karolinska Institutet, MEB

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb


We now seek a qualified new member for the Applied Biostatistics group (ABS), a consulting unit that provides statistical support for researchers and students in epidemiology at MEB. The ABS is part of the larger biostatistics group at the department, which consists of ca. 40 people with varying backgrounds. This is a position in an open and dynamic research environment with great opportunities for professional development and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Tasks and responsibilities

As a member of the ABS, you will work in research projects in a wide range of medical applications. Your main tasks are:

  • Contributing statistical expertise to epidemiological research at MEB. This involves planning, design and analysis of studies, as well as interpretation and presentation of results in scientific articles.
  • Providing practical support and supervision in statistics and programming for researchers and PhD-students
  • Coordinating secure data management and research documentation at the department
  • Participating in teaching, subject to requirements and interests.

This position can to some extent be adapted to your competence, experience and interests. There are also possibilities for pursuing your own research in biostatistics and epidemiology as part of your employment. We see participation in courses, both internal and external, as well as conferences as a natural part of your professional development.


We expect you to have a degree in statistics, mathematical statistics or a related field. As working with people in other professions is a large part of this job, you need to be structured and self-reliant, and able to work on multiple projects in parallel. Excellent communication skills and good command of spoken and written English are important; knowledge of Swedish is a plus, but not required. We expect you to be motivated to expand your knowledge in biostatistics, epidemiology and medicine, as required.

We consider experience in the following areas to be additional qualifications for this position: research in epidemiology, medicine or biostatistics; statistical consulting; application of statistical programs SAS, Stata and/or R; secure data management, research documentation and project organization.

Application process
The application is to be submitted on the MyNetwork recruitment system.

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Type of employment Tillsvidareanställning
Contract type Full time
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4436/2017
  • Sofia Anderberg, HR-Officer, +46 (0)8- 524 870 02, sofia.anderberg@ki.se
  • Cecilia Lundholm, head of the Applied Biostatistic, +46 (0)8-524 870 02, cecilia.lundholm@ki.se
Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-524 861 99
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84, ulrika.zagai@ki.se
Published 02.Oct.2017
Last application date 05.Nov.2017 11:59 PM CET

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