Postdoctoral Researcher in Clinical Neuroscience

Karolinska Institute Department of Clinical Neuroscience


Postdoctoral Researcher in Sickness Absence Research


Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

At the Division of Insurance Medicine, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, we study different aspects of sickness absence, health, work and living conditions. Sickness absence affects individuals, health care, insurance organizations, employers, and society. The main focus of the research group is to study risk factors for and consequences of sickness absence taking into account factors related to family. The research group offers a unique opportunity to work with research questions related to heredity and environment in sickness absence. Survey data as well as data from national registries are used in the epidemiological studies. We offer a stimulating scientific environment as well as a possibility to collaborate with other researchers at the division, in Sweden and abroad.

Your mission

We are looking for one or more postdoctoral researchers that is expected to conduct studies in sickness absence research with a focus on sustainable working life and mental disorders. The work will be conducted in collaboration with other researchers in the group. The postdoctoral researcher will mainly work with study planning, data management and statistical analysis, manuscript writing, and grant applications.

Your profile

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence in epidemiology, public health, statistics, medicine, psychology, or sociology. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

The successful candidate must have experience of register and survey-based epidemiological research as well as data management and analysis using, e.g., SAS, STATA, SPSS, or R. Extra merit to applicants with previous experience of research in area of sickness absence and of conducting twin studies. Excellent English skills is a requirement and Swedish skills are meriting. The work involves close collaboration with others and demand flexibility and excellent communication skills.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world's leading medical universities. Our vision is to pursue the development of knowledge about life and to promote a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care.

Location: Solna

Read more about Pia Svedberg's research group.
Read more about the Division of Insurance Medicine.



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

  • A complete resumé, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Welcome to apply at the latest 13th of March 2020.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment Enligt överenskommelse
Salary Månadslön
Working hours 50-100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-648/2020
Julia Martinez Palm, Personalhandläggare, 08-524 832 40,
Jurgita Narusyte, Projektledare,
Annina Ropponen, Projektledare,
Union representative
Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Arsalan Amir, SACO, 08 - 517 733 37
Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124 127
Published 13.Feb.2020
Last application date 13.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET


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