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Postdoctoral research fellow in Perinatal Epidemiology. Stockholm, Sweden.

Stefan Johansson

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There is a position of for a postdoc fellow in perinatal epidemiology, in Stockholm/Sweden, at the Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna, Unit of Clinical Epidemiology.

Perinatal epidemiology focus on factors influencing health of the fetus and newborn infant. As the start of life is important for future health, there is also a focus on long-terms risks of diseases and disability in perinatal epidemiology.

The proposed work will include collaboration between obstetricians, pediatricians, epidemiologists and statisticians working within perinatal epidemiology at the Clinical Epidemiology Unit. Data sources include cohorts from national registers and data the counties of Stockholm, Uppsala, and Gotland. The work will include studies of hereditary and environmental (related to both mother’s life style, pregnancy and delivery complications) factors and health of offspring at delivery, during infancy (the first year of life) and later in life. More specifically, some of the projects involve:

1. associations between maternal obesity and offspring health;

2. asphyxia in the newborn: definitions, risk factors, short and long-term consequences;

3. The maternal and paternal contribution to pregnancy and delivery complications

Read more about the position and submit your application here:


Deadline for application is 31 March (possibly extended).

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