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

Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

1-2 postdoctoral positions are available within the breast cancer research group that currently comprises 3 senior and 4 junior researchers as well as 6 PhD students. The research is performed in an interdisciplinary setting with strong collaboration with clinical departments and other national and international research groups

Your mission

Our research aims at acquiring a comprehensive picture of breast cancer risk and prognosis. There are a vast number of auxiliary projects ongoing. We are studying a wide range of blood-bound molecular markers using multi-omics approaches and assessing the impact of these markers on the risk of aggressive breast cancer. Other projects we are working on are genomics of interval breast cancers, the mammographic density and texture associated with breast cancer subtype, inherited variance for breast cancer risk and prognosis and identification of breast-tumor specific markers for disease progression.

Within the framework of KARMA ,, one of the world’s best-characterized cohorts, several large studies are available with collected biological samples, questionnaires and complete information about clinical characteristics and disease progression.

This is a position of 2 years with possibility of extension

Your profile

Applicants should have a PhD degree in medical science and interest in statistical genetics. Applicant should have experience in omics approaches, genome wide association studies and/or bioinformatics analysis of genetic data. Interest in breast cancer research is a prerequisite and basic knowledge of this research field is desirable. Excellent proficiency in both spoken and written English is a requirement.

Competences, skills and experiences considered meritorious:

• An ability to collaborate with colleagues within and beyond the group.
• Good team player with interpersonal skills and a considerate manner.
• Organized, efficient, and flexible in dealing with unpredictability and changes.
• Experience with international consortium work.

Qualified to be employed as a postdoctor is one who has obtained a doctorate or has equivalent scientific competence. Applicants who have not completed a doctorate at the end of the application period may also apply, provided that all requirements for a completed degree are met before the (intended) date of employment. This must be substantiated by the applicant's main supervisor, director or equivalent.

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.



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

  • A complete resumé, 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)

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

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 Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2373/2020
  • Kamila Czene,
  • Sofia Anderberg,
Union representative
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
  • Ann Almqvist, SACO,
  • Gunnel Brolin, OFR,
Published 02.Jun.2020
Last application date 05.Jul.2020 11:59 PM CET

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