20.March.2018 11:59 PM CET




(Paid Opportunity)


Postdoctoral Researcher in Geriatric Epidemiology

The position of postdoc is announced by the Aging Research Center (ARC), a center for interdisciplinary research on health in aging that is a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University.

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Together with gerontologists, epidemiologists, and clinical researchers, the candidate will contribute to a new project on “Impact of multidimensional health trajectories on the use of medical and social care services by older people in Sweden”. The selected postdoc will be involved in all parts of the research process, ranging from generating research ideas, and application of novel methods in real-studies. Production of publications for submission to peer-reviewed journals, and other forms of dissemination will be central activities.

Teaching at first- and second-cycle level at KI may also be among the working tasks. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to data management and analyses for other projects carried out within the research group related to the biological, environmental, and behavioral determinants of multimorbidity, disability and frailty trajectories in older age. The candidate will also be engaged in writing applications for funding.

Specializations for studying on this opportunity:

  • aging,
  • dementia,
  • epidemiology and
  • care sciences.
  • public health/epidemiology/biostatistics
  • programming

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Program Period

Permanent Position

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Entry requirements

  • A person is eligible to be appointed postdoc if she or he has been awarded a doctoral degree within the last 7 years.
  • The candidate should have a background and skills in public health/epidemiology/biostatistics research and have his/her PhD in quantitative sciences, preferably within the research field of aging.
  • Good programming skills (SAS/Stata/R) will be highly desirable.
  • Documented skills in development and application of novel methods would be an advantage.
  • The applicant should have extensive hands-on experience in using and interpreting longitudinal/population-based data and register data.
  • Excellent collaborative, communication and writing skills are needed.
  • Very good English skills in speaking and writing are an absolute requirement for the position.
  • Knowledge of Swedish will be positively evaluated.

Bases of assessment
We stress scientific expertise when assessing applicants.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

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

  1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current research (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
  5. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)
  6. Contact details for two reference persons
  7. A summary of long term research interests and goals for the future (no more than two pages)

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