Research assistant in children’s physical and digital food environment

 The Department of Biosciences and Nutrition performs research and education in several areas of medical science including aging, Alzheimer, biomaterial, molecular endocrinology, cancer biology, functional genomics, systems biology, epigenetics, structural biochemistry, bioorganic chemistry immunology, and nutrition. It offers an excellent international research and working environment, including around 250 scientists, students, administrative and technical personnel. The Department resides in Neo at Campus Flemingsberg, a biomedical research building, aimed at being a creative and open environment that enables meetings, synergies, and exploration of areas of mutual interest across disciplines.

Do you want to contribute to better health for all?

Your mission

We are looking for a Research Assistant (Forskningsassistent) to Marie Löf’s IMPACT Research group (, working within the work team of Researcher Ioannis Ioakeimidis. The group has a wide research interest, spanning from clinical studies to real world data analytics, focusing on the use of novel technologies to monitor health-related behaviors and support behavioral change. A current research focus is the analysis of local Swedish food environment parameters relevant to children and young people (e.g., outdoors and digital food advertisements and food promotion material), in tandem with socio-demographic and built-environment characteristics. The planned data collection and analysis entails content evaluation for collected pictures of relevant food promotion material, collected through dedicated, purpose-built digital tools. This position is for 5 months.

Your profile

An educational background in nutritional and dietetic science and experience with clinical dietary consulting are preferable. Any previous experience in picture-based content analysis (e.g., using VGG Image Annotator platform), is a strong advantage, especially if it concerns food content categorization in the domain of food advertising. Similarly, hands on experience with data analysis of large datasets is very relevant. Strong oral and written skills in English are required. Some experience with eHealth and mobile-based data collection methodologies is also desired. Emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. 

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 a better health for all. At Karolinska Institutet, we conduct successful medical research and hold the largest range of medical education in Sweden. Karolinska Institutet is also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Flemingsberg

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Welcome to apply at the latest 18 December 2022.

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.

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all

Type of employmentTemporary position 3-6 months
Contract typeFull time
SalaryMonthly salary
Number of positions1
Full-time equivalent100 %
CountyStockholms län
Reference numberSTÖD 2-4555/2022
  • Ioannis Ioakeimidis, Researcher , +46-73-5056651
  • Marie Löf, Professor, +46-8-52481095
  • Thomas Tinglöv, head of administration , +46-8-52483549
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, +46-8-52484080
  • Anders Lindholm, OFR, +46-8-52481012
  • Taher Darreh-Shori, SACO, +46708620230
Last application date18.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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