Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine

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 Unit works to identify and prevent negative health effects from chemical, physical, ergonomical and psychosocial health hazards in the work environment. Our main methods are research, education and dissemination of information. The unit includes epidemiologists, statisticians, physicians, civil engineers, public health specialists, psychologists, sociologists, physiotherapists, 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, and is located at Solnavägen 4, close to KI Campus Solna, https://ki.se/en/imm/unit-of-occupational-medicine

We now announce a position as a postdoctoral researcher for 2 years, extension is possible.

The research program

One of our research programs is aimed at investigating health effects of shift- and night-work. We investigate, with epidemiological methods, how working hours/shift schemes are related to chronic health effects like cancer, cardiovascular disease and pregnancy outcome.  https://ki.se/en/imm/project-working-hours-and-health . Data collection for this project is now complete and we seek a post-doctoral researcher to play a key role in data structuring, analysis and reporting. You may also be involved in other projects.


The duties include literature review, data management, data analysis and interpretation, and presentation and publication of results

Entry requirements

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence.


We seek a highly motivated person with a strong interest in occupational and environmental epidemiology, having good skills in epidemiology and biostatistics. You shall be able to manage large datasets in SAS or STATA. Earlier experience from epidemiological studies is required, and experience from studies of occupational cancer, cardiovascular disease or pregnancy outcome is a merit for the position. A PhD in Medical Sciences or similar is required. Good skills in spoken and written English are required, and mastering the Swedish language is a merit. You may have a professional background in medicine or biology, or have a Masters exam in Public health sciences directed towards epidemiology and/or biostatistics. 

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)

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi 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 2-3231/2018
  • Per Gustavsson, Senior professor, MD , Per.Gustavsson@ki.se, , 073-901 78 44
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR , Niklas.andersson@ki.se
Published 25.Jun.2018
Last application date 31.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

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