Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychiatric/Public Health Epidemiology
Karolinska Institute Department of Global Public Health

Postdoctoral Researcher in Psychiatric/public health epidemiology

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Department of Global Public Health is a multidisciplinary department with the aim to advance knowledge about challenges and opportunities for public health in a local, national, and global setting. Research at the department is focused on how different societal and individual factors affect population health, and to develop and evaluate structural and individual-oriented interventions. Many researchers at the department are scientific advisors to authorities and other decision makers at regional, national, and international levels. The department has 12 research groups, about 110 PhD students and about 140 employees.

This position is located in the research Research group Epidemiology of Psychiatric Conditions, Substance use and Social environment (EPiCSS). The aim of EPiCSS is to develop early interventions and prevent mental illness, including substance use, by understanding risk and protective factors.

Your mission

We are looking for a postdoc to the research group "EPiCSS" with an interest in and expertise in psychiatric epidemiology, to work within a FORTE-financed project focusing on how migration affects compulsory psychiatric care using regional and national registers.

The aim is to study why compulsory psychiatric care is more common amongst migrants than the Swedish-born population and examine possible explanations as to why it differs. This will be done using register based epidemiology.

The main task is the production of scientific articles for publication. The applicant is expected to plan and perform statistical analyzes, present at conferences and participate in writing research applications. Furthermore, the applicant is expected to conduct some teaching and supervision.

Your profile

To be eligible for employment as a postdoctor a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree is required. This eligibility requirement must be fulfilled at the latest at the time of the employment decision. It is considered as an advantage if you have completed your doctoral degree within the last three years, if there are special reasons, your degree may have been completed earlier.

We are looking for a motivated researcher with a background in and knowledge of register based psychiatric epidemiological research. Furthermore, very good English skills in speaking and writing are an absolute requirement for the position. Of importance is the applicant's prior scientific publication. Good statistics skills (SAS / Stata / SPSS) are also a requirement. The applicant must have experience in independently analyzing large databases. Experience in registry research, and research in psychiatric epidemiology and research of migration and knowledge in the Swedish health care system will be considered an advantage. The applicant should be collaborative and have good communication skills.

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. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. At KI, you get to meet researchers working with a wide range of specialisms and methods, giving you ample opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience with the various scientific fields within medicine and health. It is the crossover collaborations, which have pushed KI to where it is today, at the forefront of global research. Several of the people you meet in healthcare are educated at KI. A close relationship with the health care providers is important for creating groundbreaking top quality education and research. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several benefits through our collective agreement.

Location: Solna, Torsplan

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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 2024-08-15.
The application process will continue throughout the summer and the next step in the process, interviews, is expected to begin in August.

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.

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

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2317/2024
Hanna Johans,
Anna-Clara Hollander,
Union representative
Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-52486437,
Saco styrelse,
Published 31.May.2024
Last application date 15.Aug.2024 11:59 PM CEST
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