Research Assistant in Biostatistics

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Karolinska Institutet

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics conducts research in epidemiology and biostatistics across a broad range of areas within biomedical science. The department is among the largest of its type in Europe and has especially strong research profiles in psychiatric, cancer, reproductive, pediatric, pharmaco, genetic, and geriatric epidemiology, eating disorders, precision medicine, and biostatistics.

Part of the success of our department is due to our collaborative spirit where one factor is that researchers at the Department share and co-finance common resources (e.g., IT and an applied biostatistics group). The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

A six-month research assistant position is available within the biostatistics group at the department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.  

The biostatistics group at MEB comprises 4 professors, 3 senior lecturers, 8 PhD-level statisticians, 5 masters-level statisticians, and 9 doctoral students. The group is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including population-based cohort and case-control studies, twin and family studies, survival analyses, predictive modeling, genetic epidemiology and bioinformatics.

Your mission

Our group works on the development of methods for analyzing data from large, detailed studies of breast cancer and mammography screening (with large-scale genetics and image data). Research projects are cross-disciplinary and involve collaborating with cancer epidemiologists and radiologists. We are now looking for a person to work on a project that will be carried out in collaboration with breast cancer epidemiologists interested in new early detection approaches. The project involves working with novel methods for the analysis of time-to-event data. The employment as Research Assistant would be for six months. 

Your profile

The position requires a second-cycle university degree in statistics or biostatistics. The applicant should have a strong interest in both statistical methodology and health data analysis. The ideal candidate would have an interest in survival analysis methodology, an interest in (breast) cancer research, and have research experience. Programming knowledge in R would be a merit. Strong written and oral communication skills in English are essential, as the work environment is international. Important personal qualities for the role include strong analytical skills, good communication ability, being performance oriented and having the ability to work in a structured way.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna

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Welcome to apply at the latest May 3, 2023.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

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