The Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery (MMK) carries out both preclinical and clinical research within numerous fields. Linked to the department are approximately 450 researchers, postgraduate students, teachers and technical & administrative staff and we currently have about 150 PhD students. The department is conducting undergraduate courses for medical students, physiotherapist students, biomedicine students and biomedical laboratory students.

Research Group

The members of the research group Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery are researchers, biostatisticians, administrators, PhD candidates or students. There are presently two experienced biostatisticians in the group, and another one in the group we share office and research interests with, who all belong to the biostatistical team. We conduct successful clinical and epidemiological research in diseases and surgery of the upper gastrointestinal tract, with focus on oesophageal cancer. The statistical work is crucial for our research.The research databases mainly originate from large clinical data collections and health care registries. We have excellent international network, a structured approach to developing new research projects, and an active seminar series. In the recent external research assessment of all research groups at KI (ERA 2010) our group was rated as ‘outstanding’ in cancer research, which was the highest score  possible. Because of an expansion of umbers of sizes of research projects we want to recruit another statistician to our group.

You can read more about us here:

Form of employment

Temporary employment for 1 year, with a view for a permanent position

We are looking for an experienced and independent statistician with an interest directed towards applied biostatistics. The work includes planning of new studies, data management and statistical analyses as well as contribution to manuscript writing. The analyses vary between studies, which provide good opportunities for development as statistician. The majority of projects are cohort studies, case-control studies, clinical observational studies, randomised clinical trials and validation studies. The successful applicant is expected to collaborate actively with people in the group, not the least with the other biostatisticians, and contribute to the statistical competence of the group, including taking part in the biostatistician meetings. The person to be employed will interact and collaborate at a daily basis with researchers. The person to be employed is expected to take part in methodological discussions, group meetings, and actively take part in study protocol meetings where new projects are planned. 

Entry requirements

  • Exam in statistics or mathematics (minimum 60 credit points [=90 university point] in statistics)
  • Good programming abilities and experience of working in suitable statistical software (SAS, STATA or similar)
  • Documented experience of data management and analysis of medical and epidemiological research
  • Experience of management and analysis of Swedish registry data
  • Good ability to co-operate with others
  • Good skills in Swedish (the databases are in Swedish)
  • Good skills in English (we mostly communicate in English) 

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

The application is supposed to include:

- Personal letter explaining why you would be a candidate for the job

- Curriculum Vitae

- Description of previous research experiences

- List of publications

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Månadslön
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-2472/2015
  • Jesper Lagergren, Professor och överläkare, +46-8-5177 6012 eller +46-70-2274088
Union representative
  • Michael Tekle, SACO, 08-517 73442,
  • Mirjana Poljakovic, SACO, 08 - 517 722 23,
  • Nasrin Bavand-Chobot, OFR, 08-517 72230
Published 18.Jun.2015
Last application date 15.Aug.2015 11:59 PM CEST

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