Scientific Communicator
Karolinska Institutet

Do you want to contribute to improving human health?

Karolinska Institutet and five other Swedish universities are building a National E-infrastructure for Aging Research (NEAR) with the ultimate goal of facilitating aging research in Sweden, fostering international collaboration, and enhancing the quality and impact of scientific research. Ultimately, by empowering aging research in Sweden, NEAR will contribute to identifying sustainable intervention strategies that will help to achieve better health and care for older adults. NEAR consists of 15 databases derived from longitudinal cohort studies located in different geographical areas in Sweden.      

Your mission

The person appointed to this position will play a central role in the NEAR team and will be responsible for all activities that promote NEAR research and increase the visibility of the infrastructure to the national and international scientific community, government officials, and the general public. The scientific communicator will be responsible for (1) producing and distributing written material, (2) communicating with staff and users to keep them abreast of important updates, (3) maintaining content on the NEAR website, and (4) producing social media content. You will also be responsible for arranging and coordinating various projects and meetings.

Your profile

We are looking for a scientific communicator to join the NEAR team. We need a person who is well-organized and has a scientific background. The ideal candidate also has a strong interest in science, wants to help scientists establish larger multidisciplinary collaborations, and enjoys disseminating and implementing research findings outside academia.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • At minimum a master’s degree in communications, public health/social sciences, or achievement of the corresponding scientific competence.

    • Experience in developing content for the web, social media, and print media.
    • Experience of organizing larger meetings and/or conferences
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swedish and the ability to communicate technical topics at an appropriate level to a wide range of audiences, including scientists, the lay public, students, and politicians.

 Preferred knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Doctoral degree in communications, public health/social science, or achievement of the corresponding scientific competence.

    • Experience of working in a research environment, preferably in the field of aging research.
    • A polished and professional demeanor, strong interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to adeptly and effectively interact with a diverse community of scientists and administrative staff.
    • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary context, multicentre projects/consortia, and a creative and dynamic scientific setting.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment full of expertise and curiosity. 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 a state university, which entitles to several benefits such as extended holiday and generous occupational pension. Employees also have access to our modern gym for free and receive reimbursements for medical care. This is a part time employment for one year.


Welcome to apply at the latest October 16.
The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system.  

Do you 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 According to agreement
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Working hours Part time 50%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4860/2019
Debora Rizzuto, Assistant professor ,
Laura Fratiglioni, Professor,
Maria Axelsson, HR officer, 08-524 882 96
Published 26.Sep.2019
Last application date 16.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET

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