Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
We seek a new postdoc who will work in the Unit of Integrative Epidemiology at
the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), Karolinska Institutet. The
main goal of research activities in the Unit is to improve the understanding
of the causes and consequences of ill health and disease, with a focus on
psychiatric disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer.
The postdoctoral researcher will be part of a collaborative network for
women's mental health, which involves Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and the USA.
The postdoc will work in close collaboration with Assistant Professor Donghao
Lu at Karolinska Institutet and Professor Unnur Valdimarsdóttir at the
University of Iceland. Dr. Lu leads a program to understand the underlying
biological mechanisms affecting reproductive mood disorders (such as
perinatal depression, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, perimenopausal
depression, etc.) and potential health consequences. Professor
Valdimarsdóttir has long-standing experience in using Nordic health and
population registers as well as longitudinal cohort studies in research of
The main aim of the proposed projects is to uncover risk factors and health
consequences of perinatal depression using Nordic register data and large
population-based prospective cohorts in Iceland and Sweden. We will take
advantage of our register/genotyped data to perform genetically informed
designs (for example, sibling comparison and mendelian randomization
analysis). The successful applicant will play a key role in these novel
projects, and will have rich interactions with senior collaborators across
We seek an outstanding and innovative postdoc to join our team. We are data-
rich, and need a professional-level data scientist to maximize our
understanding of the data. This individual should be passionately committed to
furthering knowledge of perinatal depression and to improve women's mental
health. The successful applicant will join our team and conduct research on
the register data as well as genetic and other omics data. The successful
applicant will be offered travel opportunities to visit other Nordic
institutions (e.g. University of Iceland) and opportunities to expand the
applicant's own collaboration. The KI team has a strong track record of
promoting early career researchers. The position is two years with potential
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctoral researcher is one who has obtained
a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. 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.
Applicants should have a PhD in medical science such as epidemiology,
biostatistics, computer science, statistics, etc. We will also consider
those with PhDs in other areas but who have advanced/relevant data science
skills (e.g., machine learning).
Prior experience in professional analysis of register data will be a plus.
Applicants should be highly collegial and experienced in working
eﬀectively in “team science” contexts. Successful postdocs possess
exceptional organizational skills and know how to multitask.
Applicants will be asked to describe past examples of having developed
structured approaches to solving unanticipated and complex problems.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required,
along with experience with scientific writing.
What do we offer?
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
better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct innovative medical
research and provide the largest range of biomedical education in Sweden.
Karolinska Institutet is a state university, which entitles employees to
several benefits such as extended holiday and a generous occupational pension.
Employees also have free access to our modern gym and receive reimbursements
for medical care.
https: // ki.se/imm/enheten-for-integrativ-epidemiologi
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or
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.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.
Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for
|Type of employment
||Temporary position longer than 6 months
|First day of employment
||According to agreement
|Number of positions
|Last application date
||15.Jan.2022 11:59 PM CET