Karolinska Institutet, MEB

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

One of the major focuses of the research group is on epidemiology and etiology of upper gastrointestinal cancers. The group has several finished and ongoing epidemiological studies in which questionnaire data and biosamples were/are collected. The group has also a molecular epidemiology laboratory with a focus on microbiome and health, as well as tumor mutation profiling.

The postdoctoral researcher will be mainly involved in a project supported by European Research Council Consolidator Grant, with a focus on stomach cancer etiology and prevention. 

The successful candidate will be expected to design and carry out experiments as directed, record and analyze the data critically, prepare manuscripts for publication, report the work at the scientific meetings, organize and participate in group meetings, undertake a limited amount of teaching and supervise students.

The candidate will be expected to perform the groundwork for their own career development by applying for grants and Fellowship awards.

Entry requirements
The candidate is expected to have a PhD degree on biomedicine, with experiences in molecular biology and/or molecular epidemiology. A working experience in the field of metagenomics and/or tumor mutation profiling is a plus.

Oral and written communication skills in English are required.

The applicant should be collegial, and be able to work well in a cross-disciplinary team as well as having the ability to work independently.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate  or has equivalent scientific competence.  

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

A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work

A complete list of publications

A summary of current work (no more than one page)

Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances

The employment will be for 2 years, with a possibility to extension after evaluation.

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

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours Full time
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-1086/2018
  • Lina Werner, HR-Officer., Email: lina.werner@ki.se
  • Weimin Ye, Professor., Email: weimin.ye@ki.se
Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR., Email: ann.almqvist@ki.se
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO., Email: ulrika.zagai@ki.se, 08--524 871 84
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO., Email: henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 01.Mar.2018
Last application date 26.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

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