Research Assistant for tuberculosis and social protection research

Karolinska Institute Stockholm


December 1, 2021


Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

The Department of Global Public Health is an interdisciplinary institution that aims to advance knowledge on how to improve population health at local, national and global level. Research at the department aims to identify the determinants of health, develop and evaluate individual and structural interventions, and provide evidence for guidelines and policy documents. Many of the department's researchers are scientific advisors to authorities and other decision-makers at regional, national and international level. The department has 9 research groups, about 85 research students and about 140 employees.

Your mission

The candidate will be working in a team at the department of Global Public Health. They will be involved in a research project exploring the coordination between health and social services for people with Tuberculosis (TB) in Mozambique. The chosen candidate will support the qualitative analysis of patient, provider, and policymaker interviews, and quantitative analysis. The candidate will also support coordination of the project in Mozambique. The candidate will specifically support in developing the data analysis plan, participate in report writing, and participate in relevant publications related to the projects. In addition, the chosen candidate will be expected to support/assist in the development of new research proposals by contributing to grant writing applications. Other additional tasks may apply, including but not limited to, reporting on the research project status, assisting with a systematic review on social protection and assisting in teaching activities that may take place within the scope of the department.

Your profile

The chosen applicant must have a master's degree in social sciences, preferably with relevance to global health/ public health and/or health economics/ health policy. Previous experience related to research in social protection is an advantage. A proven interest in global health and previous work experience in low- and middle-income settings is required. Critical analysis skills of data with reference to global health, with previous experience working with qualitative data is required. The candidate must show previous experience in research or project management, have experience in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, systematic reviews and excellent command of English. The participant should be fluent in Portuguese. The candidate should also have good communication skills and be able to work effectively in an international and interdisciplinary team.

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.

Location: Solna

Read more about the Department of Global Public Health (GPH)

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Welcome to apply at the latest December 1st, 2021.

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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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-5029/2021
  • Kristi Sidney Annerstedt,
Union representative
  • Magnus Anå, OFR,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • SACO styrelse,
Published 17.Nov.2021
Last application date 01.Dec.2021 11:59 PM CET

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