Karolinska Institutet, MEB

Institutionen för medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik (MEB) är bland de största institutionerna inom epidemiologi i Europa och har ett särskilt fokus på att fördjupa vår kunskap om olika sjukdomars orsak. Vår institution består av forskare, doktorander, biostatistiker, datainsamlare, databasadministratörer och administrativ personal, totalt cirka 250 anställda. Institutionen är belägen på campusområdet i Solna. Mer information finns på: ki.se/meb

The breast cancer research group currently comprises 3 senior and 5 junior researchers as well as 6 PhD students. Several large case-control and cohort cancer populations are available with collected biological samples (blood, tumor) and complete information about clinical characteristics and disease progression. The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups.

Area of responsibilities/description of the work

Our research aims at acquiring a comprehensive picture of breast cancer prognosis. There are both host (patient) and tumor characteristics that define breast cancer prognosis, as well as treatment response and complications. Therefore our aim is to study both patient and tumor determinants of breast cancer prognosis. There are a vast number of auxiliary projects ongoing. To mention some; genomics of interval breast cancers, the mammographic density and texture associated with breast cancer subtype, inherited variance for breast cancer prognosis, identification of breast- tumor specific markers for disease progression.


Applicants should have a PhD degree in genetic and/or molecular epidemiology. The applicant should be skilled in advanced multivariate statistical analysis and have ample experience with publishing English research articles. Interest in breast cancer research is a prerequisite and basic knowledge of this research field is an advantage. Previous experience in genome wide association studies and bioinformatics analysis of genetic data is an advantage.

Entry requirements
Scholarships for carrying out postdoctoral research may be granted to persons living in other countries who come to Sweden with the intention of only staying in Sweden for all or part of their postdoctoral education at KI. Persons who are resident in Sweden and/or have carried out all or part of their academic education at KI or some other educational institution in Sweden cannot be considered for scholarships from KI. The head of the department determines whether their previous training and scholarly qualifications correspond to a Swedish PhD or higher.

Type of scholarship
A scholarship for carrying out postdoctoral research can be granted for a maximum of two years within a four year period following the receipt of a doctoral degree or equivalent. This educational scholarship is tax-exempt.

The amount is set for twelve months at a time and is paid out on a monthly basis. In exceptional cases, shorter periods may be acceptable.

There are possibilities for a two years extension after the scholarship ends.

Application process
An application must contain the following documents in English:

  1. Curriculum vitae and qualifications, presented in accordance with Karolinska Institutet’s qualifications portfolio (http://ki.se/meritportfolj )
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or studentorganisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

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

Anställningsform Postdoktoralt stipendium
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Referensnummer 2-4093/2017
  • Lina Werner, HR-Officer., Email: lina.werner@ki.se
  • Kamila Czene, Professor., Email: kamila.czene@ki.se
Facklig företrädare
  • 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
Publicerat 2017-09-12
Sista ansökningsdag 2017-10-17

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