Research assistant within systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (part time)

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

At the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Solna, we conduct research on diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system, including inflammatory and non-inflammatory diseases. The Division of Rheumatology offers good opportunities for clinical research on large and unique patient groups from the clinic along with biomedical and experimental animal research.

Your mission

Your duties will be to assist lab management within our research group and  work in research projects within immune-mediated diseases e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus nephritis (LN), and partly their coordination. Biostatistics and bioinformatics will be a central part of the work and will inter alia include regression analyses and in silico models for prediction of response to therapy and long-term outcomes.

Your profile

We are seeking you who are prone to take initiative and have a genuine will to contribute to research and education activities within inflammation and autoimmunity. Ability to understand and speak Swedish is an advantage, at least at a basic level. English at a level of proficiency is a requirement. We highly value personality and professionality attributes. We also value previous experience in the aforementioned work requirements, especially previous research in autoimmunity and SLE. Expertise in R and SPSS for biostatistics is a requirement, in particular for predictions models.

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.


The position is located within the Department of Medicine, Solna. The department consists of twelve divisions and each division consists of several research groups. The position is located within the research group Per-Johan Jakobsson, team Ioannis Parodis. The work touches on various aspects of autoimmunity and SLE.


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)

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 longer than 6 months

Contract type- Part-time

First day of employment- snarast

Salary- Månadslön

Number of positions- 2

Fulltime equivalent- 20-50%

City- Stockholm

County- Stockholms län

Country- Sweden

Reference number- STÖD 2-213/2023


  • Ioannis Parodis,

Union representative

  • Bruna Gigante, SACO,
  • Afsar Rahbar OFR,
  • Louisa Cheung, SACO,



Last application date

31.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET