Doctoral student position with a doctoral grant in Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Open until filled.

About: The Institute of Environmental Medicine, a department at Karolinska Institutet, is an interdisciplinary research organization within the field of Environmental Medicine. The purpose is to carry out research and education, and perform investigations and analyses, pertaining to physical and chemical aspects of environmental medicine and health protection.

Division The Division of Epidemiology is focused on epidemiological research on the impact of environmental factors on the risk of diseases like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This research project aims to study the risk of diabetes in relation to dietary factors and the interaction between diet and genetic factors. To the project we are looking for a graduate student who will be educated in epidemiology regarding diabetes. We are looking for a motivated person who has a keen interest in nutrition and epidemiology.

Duties The student will analyze data, interpret and present the results and write scientific papers. Furthermore, the student will work independently and formulate new hypotheses and critically examine the results, but also work in a group setting. The duties also include maintaining contact with study participants by mail and telephone.

To meet the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies, an applicant must have 1. taken a second-cycle qualification 2. completed course requirements for at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or 3. otherwise acquired essentially the same knowledge in or outside Sweden.

An applicant who met the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies before 1 July 2007 is regarded as having met the current requirements, though no longer than until the end of June 2015.

To be eligible for the specific project, the applicant must: 1. Have a degree in nutrition 2. Be proficient in both English and Swedish

Applications are invited from talented and enthusiastic students with good knowledge in human nutrition, molecular nutrition, and with advanced knowledge in the field of epidemiology, and diabetes. Experience with statistical software SAS is a plus.

The applicant will need to both feel comfortable with working in teams and demonstrate good interpersonal skills and also be independent enough to formulate new hypotheses and critically examine the results. Furthermore, it is a requirement that the applicant has very good knowledge of English both in terms of speech and writing. The applicant must also be proficient in Swedish in order to be able to communicate with study participants.


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