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Research Assistant Position to Review Risk Factors for Infection in Older Adults – Karolinska, Sweden, Mar 2022


Karolinska Institutet invites applications for a position as Research Assistant to conduct a systematic review on a burning topic, at the research group Equity and Health Policy, Sweden – Mar 2022

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General Info

Position: Research Assistant
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Apr, 2022
Contract Period: 7 Months
Salary: According to standard norms

Equity and Health Policy Group

Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden


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Qualification Details

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Master degree in a relevant topic e.g. health-related subjects or statistics
  • Basic skills in statistics is required and more advanced skills in statistics is desirable
  • Confident in using reference management tool (e.g. EndNote) and statistical software (e.g. STATA) of your choice
  • Good understanding of systematic reviews (e.g. why and how they are conducted)
  • Excellent scientific writing skills
  • It is desirable that you have an interest in learning about the spread of infectious diseases and home care opportunities for older adults
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken

Desirable personal characteristics:

  • Exceptional ability to pay attention to detail
  • Relentless patience to go through data
  • Hard working, including being driven and always meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work independently to a large extent

We highly value the personal characteristics of the candidate.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We offer an engaging and international research environment where you will contribute to high quality research on an internationally competitive level.

Your mission

You will conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis on risk factors for infection in older adults who receive home healthcare and/or home help. The systematic review has been registered with PROSPERO and the work will follow the standards of PRISMA checklist for systematic reviews. Your tasks include:

  • Develop search terms in collaboration with KI librarians (who will conduct the database searches)
  • Identify inclusion- and exclusion criteria and PICO
  • Extract data (i.e. go through the articles identified through the database searches)
  • Undertake bias assessment of eligible studies using Cochrane bias assessment tool
  • For quantitative studies: conduct meta-analysis to assess effect sizes
  • For qualitative studies: identify categories in the data using a thematic approach followed by comparisons between the studies
  • Undertake data synthesis involving presenting, grouping and comparing data on the reported exposures for quantitative and qualitative studies separately, followed by providing an overarching synthesis
  • Present and analyse the research process and findings in the format of a scientific article

You will be supervised by Dr Ann Liljas and also work with Ass Professor Janne Agerholm, Ass Professor Pär Schön (based at Stockholm University) and Professor Bo Burström, head of the team Equity and Health Policy at the Department of Global Public Health.

This is a temporary position of 7 months full-time. There is an opportunity to work part-time in the first two months. Desirable start of the employment is April 2022.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: STÖD 2-1000/2022

Application Procedure

Welcome to apply at the latest 2022-03-18

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.

About the Employer:


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

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