Assistant Professor in Epidemiology / Biostatistics
Karolinska Institute Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

1-4 Assistant Professors in Epidemiology or Biostatistics

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

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, and geriatric epidemiology and biostatistics.

Part of the success of our Department is due to our collaborative spirit. Researchers at the Department share and co-finance common resources (e.g., IT and an applied biostatistics group). Only researchers who are interested in this model should consider applying. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at

Your mission

The employment as Assistant Professor is time limited for six years with the right to apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer. The purpose of the employment as Assistant Professor is to develop research as an independent researcher and acquire the scientific and pedagogical qualifications required for eligibility for appointment as Senior Lecturer. Our goal is to recruit the strongest scientists in epidemiology and/or biostatistics, irrespective of research field.

Eligibility requirements

Those eligible for employment as an Assistant Professor are individuals who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence. Preference should be given to those who were awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence no more than five years prior to the expiry of the application period for the position as assistant professor. Those who have been awarded a PhD or attained equivalent research competence earlier may however be considered if special grounds exist, such as parental leave or long-term illness.

Applicants should, in recent years, have conducted research of high quality, and demonstrate the ability to continue to conduct research of high quality. Applicants should have published in internationally leading journals in his/her field in recent years, and occupy a prominent place in the list of authors, preferably as first author and/or last author. Applicants should be able to work independently but also have a strong aptitude for cooperation and teamwork. Excellent written- and oral communication skills in English are essential, as the work environment is international.

Bases of assessment

Scientific expertise in epidemiology and/or biostatistics will be most important when assessing applicants. The applicant must have demonstrated the capability, as principal applicant, to obtain external financing and have the potential to secure further funding within their area of research. Pedagogical experience and leadership qualities are meritorious. Those eligible should show a strong potential to achieve the requirements for promotion to senior lecturer within the designated time.

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


An application must contain the following documents in Swedish/ English: Resumé, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system

Particular assessment for promotion to Senior Lecturer

An Assistant Professor employed in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 4 Section 12a shall be promoted to Senior Lecturer if he or she is eligible for an employment as Senior Lecturer in accordance with the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet and is assessed to be suitable for such employment in accordance with the assessment criteria that KI has decided should be applied when being promoted to Senior Lecturer. The assessment criteria stated in the Instructions regarding the Appointment Procedure for Teachers at Karolinska Institutet that was valid at the time of appointment as Assistant Professor will be applied when applying for promotion to Senior Lecturer. Current assessment criteria is found here. Such promotion results in a permanent position as Senior Lecturer.

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

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Accordning to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 4
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2003/2020
Paul Dickman,
Sofia Anderberg,
Union representative
Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Ann Almqvist, SACO,
Gunnel Brolin, OFR,
Published 13.May.2020
Last application date 07.Aug.2020 11:59 PM CET

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