Karolinska Institutet,

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) is a department at Karolinska Institutet and an interdisciplinary research institution within the broad field of environmental medicine. IMM conducts cutting edge research within the areas of environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology, physiology, epidemiology, and biostatistics with the aim to clarify how environmental and lifestyle factors affect our health and which role genes have. IMM also serves as a scientific advisor to public authorities within the area of environmental medicine and IMM scientists participate in national and international expert groups.

The research at the Unit of Epidemiology is focused on advancing knowledge about disease etiology and prognosis with an emphasis on environmental and lifestyle factors, and on methodological development and stringency. The research is based on large register based cohorts, as well as cohorts and case-control studies with extensive information from questionnaires and biological samples. We are now looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a two-year position, with start during the fall, 2019.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct epidemiologic research in cancer epidemiology, focused primarily on childhood cancer, but also cancer epidemiology in general. The postdoc is also expected to supervise PhD students, and to participate as teacher in epidemiology both at the Master level and at the Doctoral program in Epidemiology.

Entry requirements
We stress scientific expertise and pedagogic experience when assessing applicants. We see that the candidate has the following qualifications:

 A PhD in medical science in the area of epidemiology

  • Experience with writing and publishing scientific papers
  • Experience in cancer epidemiology, specifically childhood cancer, and public health related research
  • Experience in register based epidemiologic research
  • Experience in handling large databases, including health data registers and population registers
  • Strong writing skills
  • Documented experience in teaching epidemiological theory and methods

Other meritorious competences are experience with the statistical software SAS, Stata and/or R, experience of supervision of PhD students, project coordination skills, and international collaborations. The applicant will need to both feel comfortable with working in teams and demonstrate good interpersonal skills and also be independent enough to formulate new hypotheses and critically examine the results.

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 Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-3835/2019
  • Maria Feychting, maria.feychting@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 070-173 85 75, biborka.bveress@ki.se
  • Anne Boström, SEKO, 08-524 875 79, anne.bostrom@ki.se
  • Niklas Andersson, OFR, 08-524 874 19, niklas.andersson@ki.se
Published 08.Jul.2019
Last application date 24.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CET

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