Research assistant in health economics/biostatistics/epidemiology
The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb
Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?
The employment as Research Assistant would be for one year with a possible extension for another year. The purpose of the employment as a research assistant is to support the research process and to develop as a researcher with the possibility of progressing to undertake a PhD.
The MEB biostatistics group
The MEB biostatistics group comprises around 40 staff. In addition to five professors of biostatistics, it contains biostatisticians at all levels of the academic career ladder, a vibrant group of around 10 doctoral students, and a group of approximately 10 applied biostatisticians. MEB also has epidemiological groups at the forefront of research into cancer screening for breast, prostate and cervical cancer. To support the translation of cancer screening research into policy, we are expanding our capacity for health economic evaluations of cancer screening.
Our group is currently investigating the cost-effectiveness of cancer screening. We are looking for someone who is interested in applying their quantitative skills to evaluate different cancer screening strategies using simulations. This is a cross-disciplinary project, with a team that includes expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical medicine and health economics. Possible sub-projects include: prostate cancer testing, including an evaluation of the recent STHLM3MRI trial; cervical cancer screening, evaluating partial genotyping and self-sampling; and breast cancer screening, evaluating risk-stratified screening. Tasks could include: data analysis of health data for estimation of epidemiological parameters and costs; simulation modelling, including coding for model extensions and performing model validations and predictions; and health economic evaluations. The specific tasks involved would depend on the skills and experience of the applicant.
Questions regarding the role, please contact Mark Clements. Contact information can be found below.
The position requires a second-cycle (i.e. masters)university degree in quantitative methods or equivalent experience and experience with the R statistical language. The ideal candidate would have an interest in health data analysis, computing and health economics. Experience with any of the following would be helpful: analysis of health data, including epidemiology and/or biostatistics; coding in C++ or C# (or a similar compiled language); and health economics. Strong written and oral communication skills in English are essential, as the work environment is international. Personal qualities for the role include being independent, structured, performance-oriented and with strong analytical abilities.
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.
Welcome to apply to the position!
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.
Permanent position is initiated by a six months trial period.
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