Karolinska Institutet, Institutet för miljömedicin

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.

Unit of Occupational Medicine

The aim of our research is to identify and prevent chemical, physical, ergonomical and psychosocial health hazards in the work environment. Our main activities include research, education and dissemination of information. The research groups at the unit are multiprofessional and include epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians, psychologists sociologists, physiotherapists, civil engineers, public health specialists and others. The unit takes part in education of medical students, occupational health nurses and physicians, and specialists in occupational and environmental medicine. The unit is closely associated with the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Stockholm County Council.

We are now looking for a postdoctoral researcher for two years with starting time Nov 2017 – Feb 2018. 


The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct advanced epidemiologic research in occupational medicine based on large population registers. The aim is to examine the magnitude of under-reporting of occupational injuries in Swedish registers and the factors that can be linked to these differences. The second objective is to make better estimates of the most important risk factors for occupational accidents in Sweden. The expected results may have implications for future inspections and preventive measures. The project involves researchers from University Massachusetts Lowell, the Occupational Health Surveillance Program of Massachusetts and the Department of Public Health at KI.

The postdoc is also expected to supervise PhD students, and to participate as teacher in epidemiology for master students.

Entry requirements

To be eligible the applicant must:
1. Have a PhD in medical science, epidemiology, statistics, sociology or related discipline
2. Have experience and training in advanced quantitative methods
3. Have experience in handling large databases

Applications are invited from talented and enthusiastic applicants with good knowledge in register-based epidemiology, preferably with experience in the area of occupational and environmental medicine, and with advanced knowledge in the field of epidemiology and biostatistics. Experience of supervision of masters students is meritorious, as is also experience with both the statistical software SAS and Stata. The applicant will need to both feel comfortable with working in teams and demonstrate good interpersonal skills and also be independent enough to formulate new hypotheses and critically examine the results. 

 A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. The term can be extended under special circumstances.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4493/2017
  • Theo Bodin, Postdoktor, theo.bodin@ki.se
  • Per Gustavsson, Professor, per.gustavsson@ki.se
Union representative
  • Malahat Mousavi, SACO, 08-524 875 24
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, 08-524 874 19
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 04.Oct.2017
Last application date 30.Oct.2017 11:59 PM CET

Tillbaka till lediga jobb