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

A postdoctoral research position is available within the biostatistics group at the department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. The successful applicant will work closely with a subgroup of researchers (a Senior lecturer and two doctoral students in biostatistics and one post doctoral researcher in image analysis) that work on the development of (computer-intensive) statistical methods for studying the natural history modeling of breast cancer and patient survival.

The biostatistics group comprises 4 professors, 3 senior lecturers, 5 PhD-level statisticians, 4 masters-level statisticians, and 7 doctoral students. The group is involved in a wide variety of research projects, including population-based cohort and case-control studies, twin and family studies, survival analyses, predictive modeling, genetic epidemiology and bioinformatics.

As well as statistical methodology development the project will include analyses of data from large, detailed studies of breast cancer and mammography screening (with large-scale molecular and image data). There will be ample opportunities to collaborate with researchers in cancer epidemiology, as well as biostatistics, within the same department, and the successful applicant will also be encouraged to participate in a computational statistics project as part of a cross-university collaboration within an e-science program.

Entry requirements
Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate no more than three years before the last date of application, the term can be extended under special circumstances. The position requires a university degree in mathematics/statistics and a PhD degree with focus on statistics, biostatistics, statistical image analysis or a closely related field. The ideal applicant should be experienced in methodology development and have a strong interest in applications.

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

  1. 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
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)

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 2-3318/2018
  • Lina Werner, HR-Officer, Email: lina.werner@ki.se
  • Keith Humphreys, Senior lecturer, Email: keith.humphreys@ki.se
  • Niclas Svelander, HR-administrator, Email: niclas.svelander@ki.se
Union representative
  • Ann Almqvist, OFR, ann.almqvist@ki.se
  • Ulrika Zagai, SACO, 08--524 871 84, ulrika.zagai@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, henry.wolling@ki.se
Published 15.Jun.2018
Last application date 13.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

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