Do you want to contribute to top quality medical research?

In our research group you will work with scientists conducting world-leading research on the occurrence and progression of inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We work with integrating large-scale clinical information with molecular genetics, environmental and lifestyle data, as well as registry data. This work relies on intensive local, national and international collaborations. We offer a creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise in genetics and epidemiology and close connections to the clinics. Physically we are located at centrum for Molecular Medicine a research environment with groups studying different common diseases using a wide array of methods and there is an ample opportunity to interact with researchers.

Your mission

Your mission is to work with genome-wide genetic data (i.e., GWAS) at both individual and summary levels. You will employ an integrative genomic approach, utilizing methods such as Mendelian randomization, cross-trait meta-analysis, functional annotation, enrichment analysis, and more. Your primary focus will be investigating genetic associations, identifying novel loci, and unravelling pleiotropic mechanisms related to MS or RA. Additionally, you will have the exciting opportunity to incorporate other omics data, such as proteomics, into your research to identify the biomarkers in relation to MS development, severity and progression.

Your profile

We are looking for someone who holds a master's degree and has advanced knowledge and experience in epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, with documented expertise in handling genomic data. Previous publications in the field are a merit but not a requirement. You should have extensive and relevant knowledge and skills in statistical genetics, including GWAS, cross-trait meta-analysis, Mendelian randomization, and related methodologies. Advanced programming skills in languages such as R, Stata, or Python and experience in Linux-based environments and knowledge of cloud computing are also required. You should have exceptional English language skills, both oral and written.

What do we offer?

A creative and inspiring environment with wide-ranging expertise and interests. 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 also a state university, which entitles you to several good benefits through our collective agreement. And you get to practice freely in our modern wellness facilities, where trained staff are on site.

Location: Solna

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Welcome to apply at the latest 17th of June

The application is to be submitted through the Varbi recruitment system. In this recruitment, you will apply with your CV without a personal letter. Instead, you will answer some questions about why you are applying for the job in the application form. 

Want to make a difference? Join us and contribute to better health for all!

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number STÖD 2-2357/2024
  • Mikaela Hernberg, HR administrator, +46852483047
  • Ingrid Kockum, Research group leader, 08-51776258
Union representative
  • Venus Azhary, OFR, 0707-124127
  • Arsalan Amir, SACO, 070-4831165
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO,
Published 03.Jun.2024
Last application date 17.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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