Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik

The Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) is among the largest departments of epidemiology in Europe with special focus on increasing our knowledge of the aetiology of different diseases. Our department consists of researchers, doctoral students, biostatisticians, data collectors and database administrators as well as administrative personnel, in total some 250 staff. The department is situated at campus Solna. Further information can be found at ki.se/meb


The research group of Cancer Genomics at MEB is headed by professor Henrik Grönberg and has a translational focus, with the goal to pursue clinically relevant research questions. The division is currently conducting large studies in prostate cancer where genomic profiling is used to address tumor grading, prognostication at diagnosis and optimizing treatment in the metastatic setting. The research group is currently responsible for targeted sequencing in a clinical trial, where the tumor profile is used for randomization of colorectal cancer patients. During 2017, the division will also enable live profiling of circulating tumor DNA in metastatic prostate cancer in a clinical trial setting.

The Cancer Genomics group is part of a larger research environment with 20-25 persons focused on different aspects of prostate cancer.


The researcher will lead and plan the work a core group consisting of four lab engineers and two bioinformaticians. The researcher is also expected to continuously write and submit articles to peer-reviewed journals.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible to be appointed Senior Researcher if he or she has been awarded a Degree of Doctor or has achieved the corresponding scientific competence, as well as documented research after publicly defending his or her doctoral thesis corresponding to qualification as Assistant professor.

Bases of assessment
We stress research expertise when assessing applicants. The researcher must have at least five years of experience from working with cancer genomics. Cancer genomics refers to projects where massive parallel sequencing is applied to address research questions. The experience required includes both detailed knowledge about how to process samples in the lab and also computational skills, as the researcher will lead the development of both activities. The reseracher will be responsible for the genomics lab and lead a group of 6-8 people. Experience of supervision of staff is necessary.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English: Curriculum vitae, qualifications and description of planned research, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/qualificationsportfolio). 

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.  

At Karolinska Institutet a 6-month trial period is required for all permanent appointments.

Type of employment Unbefristete Anstellung
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1030/2017
  • Åsa Agréus, HR Officer, asa.agreus@ki.se
  • Henrik Grönberg, Professor, henrik.gronberg@ki.se
Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, 08-524 861 99
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84, ulrika.zagai@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 03.Mar.2017
Last application date 24.Mar.2017 11:59 PM CET

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